Child Restraints

  • Always use an Australian Standards Approved child restraint 
  • Don't carry your child in your arms. In a crash you won't be able to hold onto them and he or she will be thrown around the vehicle interior or thrown out of the vehicle
  • Keep your child in a rearward-facing restraint until they are at least 6 months old. It is preferable to continue to use a rear facing restraint until the child is too big for the shoulder harness as this provides maximum protection.
  • Between the ages of 6 months and 4 years children must be restrained in an approved rearward or forward facing restraint that is properly fitted to the vehicle and adjusted to fit the child’s body.
  • Between 4 and 7 years of age children must be restrained in an approved forward facing restraint or booster seat that is properly fitted to the vehicle and adjusted to fit the child’s body.