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Child Car Restraints

Choose the right restraint

The minimum age requirements for child car restraints are:
Birth - 6 months
•    Rearward facing restraint - capsule or rearward facing convertible restraint
6 months - 4 years
•    Rearward facing restraint, or
•    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 with a five-point internal harness, or
•    Booster seat with a lap sash seat belt or h-harness, or
•    Combination restraint used in a booster seat mode.
The Australian Standard for Child Car Restraints AS/NZS 1754:2010 and 2013.

For the safety of your child, use restraints that are:
•    appropriate for your child's size and height
•    not old, worn restraints over 10 years old (or that have previously been in a crash)
•    correctly installed in cars.

Correctly fit your child car restraint

The public can access a list of Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitters around the state through their local WALGA RoadWise Committee

The Department of Transport has a list of Type 2 Child Restraint Fitting Stations where anchor points can be safely installed and approved in vehicles.

Exemptions

In Western Australia, parents and carers of any child who requires a child car restraint must comply with AS/NZS 1754. 
  
Those who cannot comply with AS/NZS 1754 must apply to the Department of Transport for approval to use AS/NZS 4370, which is the standard of restraints for children with a disability. 
 
Inquiries about child restraint exemptions for children with a disability should be directed to: 

Vehicle Safety and Standards 
Department of Transport 
34 Gillam Drive, Kelmscott WA 6111
Tel: (08) 9216 8579
Tel: 131 156

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