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Road Safety

Child Restraint Fitting/Adjustment Voucher Program


Council’s Child Restraint Fitting/Checking Program is currently closed.

This program is subject to funding availability and it is anticipated that Council (in conjunction with TfNSW) will run this program again in late 2020. Council’s website will be updated when this occurs.

Should you need to fit or check a Child Restraint, you can search for an Authorised Restraint Fitting Station in the local area. Please note the cost of using these fitting stations must be covered by the user and is not covered by Council.

You are encouraged to view the NSW Centre for Road Safety website which provides useful and educational information relating to child restraints and National Child Restraint Laws.

Did you know

National Child Restraint Laws are:

  • Children up to the age of six months must be secured in an approved rearward facing restraint.
     
  • Children aged from six months old but under four years old must be secured in either a rear or forward facing approved child restraint with an inbuilt harness.
     
  • Children under four years old cannot travel in the front seat of a vehicle with two or more rows.
     
  • Children aged from four years old but under seven years old must be secured in a forward facing approved child restraint with an inbuilt harness or an approved booster seat.
     
  • Children aged from four years old but under seven years old cannot travel in the front seat of a vehicle with two or more rows, unless all other back seats are occupied by children younger than seven years in an approved child restraint or booster seat.
     
  • Children aged from seven years old but under 16 years old who are too small to be restrained by a seatbelt properly adjusted are strongly recommended to use an approved booster seat.
     
  • Children in booster seats must be restrained by a suitable lap and sash type approved seatbelt that is properly adjusted and fastened, or by a suitable approved child safety harness that is properly adjusted and fastened.
     
  • If your child is too small for the child restraint specified for their age, they should be kept in their current child restraint until it is safe for them to move to the next level.
     
  • If your child is too large for the child restraint specified for their age, they may move to the next level of child restraint.

For further information regarding the legal fitting of child car seats, please click here and refer to the Child Car Seats website for detailed information.