Child Restraint Fitting/Adjustment Voucher Program(Back to top)
Due to a high level of interest, the funding for the Child Restraint Fitting/Checking Program for 2020/2021 has now been exhausted.
It is anticipated that Council (in conjunction with TfNSW) will run this program after July 2021. Council’s website will be updated when this occurs.
To register your interest in the next Child Restraint Fitting/Checking Program please fill in the below details. You will be contacted once the program recommences.
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(Back to top)
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.
Teaching a learner driver?
Do you know a young adult who has their learners licence, or is getting ready to obtain their learners licence?
Council runs a free online workshop which shares practical advice on how supervisors of learner drivers can help learners to become safe drivers.
A range of topics are covered, including:
- Understanding the current laws for learner and provisional licence holders
- How to correctly complete the learner driver log book
- Techniques in supervising learner drivers
- Understanding the benefits of receiving supervised on-road driving experience
It is anticipated the next online workshop for Supervisors of Learner Drivers will be held in March 2021. For more information and to make a booking please call 9806 5768 or email firstname.lastname@example.org