Seatbelts

Motor vehicle drivers and passengers must sit in a seat that has a seatbelt available and they must have the seatbelt fastened and worn correctly.  Passengers are not allowed to travel in the back of trucks, utes or panel vans, unless there are approved seatbelts provided.

The information available on our website provides a simple interpretation of the law and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Full details of traffic offences and penalties are contained in the Road Traffic Code 2000.

Offence Penalty Demerits
Unrestrained Driver $550 4
with 1 unrestrained passenger $600 4
with 2 unrestrained passengers $700 4
with 3 unrestrained passengers $800 4
with 4 or more unrestrained passengers $900 4
Restrained Driver
with 1 unrestrained passenger $550 4
with 2 unrestrained passengers $600 4
with 3 unrestrained passengers $700 4
with 4 or more unrestrained passengers $800 4
Other Driver Offences
Driver not ensuring child under 7 years is suitably restrained $550 4
Driver allowing passenger in open utes, etc. $550 4
Passenger Offences
Unrestrained passenger over the age 16 $550 0
Passenger riding in open utes, etc. $550 0