Seatbelt laws, rules & penalties
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.
Child car restraints:
The age and height of a child should be taken into consideration when choosing the appropriate car restraint for your child. Avoid old or worn restraints, that are more than 10 years old or have previously been in a crash. And ensure your child car restraint has been correctly installed in your vehicle. To learn more, visit our child car restraints page.
|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|
|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|
|Unrestrained passenger over the age 16||$550||0|
|Passenger riding in open utes, etc.||$550||0|