Child Car Restraints

Child Car RestraintsUsing an appropriate child car restraint can greatly reduce the risk of death or serious injury to a child in the event of a crash.

Minimum age requirements for child car restraints

Birth - 6 months

  • Rearward facing restraint, capsule or rearward facing convertible restraint

6 months - 4 years

  • Rearward facing restraint
  • Forward facing restraint with a five point internal harness forward facing convertible restraint with a five point internal harness, or a combination restraint used with a five point internal harness.

4 - 7 years

  • Forward facing restraint
  • Booster seat with a lap sash seat belt or h-harness
  • Combination restraint used in a booster seat mode

The Australian Standard for Child Car Restraints AS/NZS 1754:2010 and 2013 are based on a child's age and height, this has changed from earlier Standards which included weight. When using a restraint from an earlier Standard you must still comply with the manufacturer’s weight limit for that restraint.

Trained Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitter list

Contact Details
Child Car Restraint Fitting Information Line
Phone: 1300 780 713 (WST)
Operating hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 2pm

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