Child Car Restraints

Child Car RestraintsWALGA RoadWise coordinates the Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitting Service which provides the public with access to child car restraint fitting services across Western Australia. It provides training and ongoing support to the network of Type 1 Child Car Restraint (CCR) Fitters.

The service also provides a telephone information line and this website, to provide the public with access to information about fitting service locations and advice on child car restraints.

The service coordinates the Child Car Restraint Reference Group, which brings together agencies and organisations with the aim of providing consistent and agreed policies in relation to child car restraints in Western Australia.

A copy of the Child Car Restraint Project Report 2017-2018 can be downloaded from the online form.

Child car restraint information

Find a child car restraint fitter near you

 

 WA Authorised Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitters are able to offer a child car restraint fitting and checking services to the community. These Fitters either offer this service free of charge or on a fee-for-service basis.

A list of WA Authorised Type 1 CCR Fitters who offer this service is available from the Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitters (By Region) page.

 

 

Child car restraints: minimum age requirements

Using an appropriate child car restraint can greatly reduce the risk of death or serious injury to a child in the event of a crash. The following information is intended as a quick reference guide to using child car restraints:

All child car restraints must be properly adjusted and fastened.

Birth - 6 months

  • Rearward facing restraint - capsule or rearward facing convertible restraint

6 months - 4 years

  • Rearward facing restraint, or
  • Forward facing restraint with an inbuilt harness - forward facing convertible restraint or a suitable combination restraint.

4 - 7 years

  • Forward facing restraint with an inbuilt harness, or
  • Booster seat with a lap sash seat belt or a child safety harness, or
  • Suitable 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.

Visit the Child Car Restraints Resources page to download a copy of the RoadWise guide to using Child Car Restraints brochure.

Contact the Child Car Restraint Fitting Information Line

The Child Restraint Information Line telephone number is 1300 780 713. This service is operating extended hours from Monday to Friday from 9.00am - 5.00pm (WST), alternatively email roadwise@walga.asn.au .

Child Car Restraint Fitting Information Line
Phone: 1300 780 713 (WST)
Operating hours: Extended Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

Product safety recall:

Seat buckles: there is a product safety recall on seat buckles fitted to:

  • Infa-secure child car restraints sold from October 2019 to February 2020 - serial numbers B18002, B18003 or B19009. View the recall advertisement for further information.
  • Joie i-Gemm Capsules sold from 8 January 2019 to 16 March 2020 - serial number B18003. View the recall advertisement for further information. 

Joie i-Travvel car seat: there is a product safety recall on the Joie i-Travvel car seat, model numbers C1209BANOR600 and C1209BATBK600 sold between 1 February 2019 and 5 March 2020. View the recall advertisement for further information.

Joie i-Gemm infant capsules: there is a product safety recall on the Joie i-Gemm capsule and base, model numbers I1404BAPAV600 and T1112WACRM600(serial numbers 0779587-0779686). View the recall advertisement for further information.