Child Car Seat Checking and Fitting Program 2018/2019
The free child car seat checking and fitting vouchers are now available.
Child car seat checking and fitting vouchers are only available to residents of the City of Randwick. Vouchers enable people to have their child car seats, booster and capsules checked or fitted for free at the nominated RMS Authorised Fitting Stations:
- Baby Things located in Zetland
- Randwick Car Care located in Randwick
There is a maximum of three (3) vouchers per application. Vouchers are only valid for eight (8) weeks from the date of issue. Voucher supplies are limited, the program will close when voucher supplies are exhausted.
Vouchers requests are generally processed each Monday. Your vouchers should arrive two to three working days after that.
By applying for vouchers, you agree to allow Council to send you follow up emails about the Child Car Seat Checking and Fitting program and other relevant child car seat information.
To be eligible to receive the vouchers you must be a resident of the Randwick Local Government Area.
Other information on child restraints
If you would like some information on the best child restraint or booster seat to buy, visit the Child car seats website.
Child Car Seats is an initiative of the Child Restraint Evaluation Program (CREP), a consortium of government agencies and motorist organisations who share a common interest in improving safety for children travelling in vehicles. CREP aims to provide consumers with information to help choose and use safe child car seats and to apply commercial and public consumer pressure on car seat manufacturers to only market seats that perform well beyond the requirements of the Australian Standard. CREP also provides feedback to the Australian Standard Committee on child car seats, to help improve the Standard.
CREP provides consumers with independent and consistent information on the levels of child protection from injury in a crash provided by child car seats and the ease with which they can be used correctly.
The Centre for Road Safety website has information about authorised restraint checkers and fitters.
National child restraint laws
The new national child restraint laws state:
- Children younger than six months must be secured in a rearward facing restraint.
- Children aged six months to under four years must be secured in either a rear or forward facing restraint.
- Children aged four years to under seven years must be secured in forward facing child restraint or booster seat.
- Children younger than four years cannot travel in the front seat of a vehicle with two or more rows.
- Children aged four years to under seven years 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 a child restraint or booster seat.
- Children aged between seven years old and 16 years old must use a booster seat if they are too small to be restrained by a seat belt properly adjusted and fastened.
For more information on road safety visit Transport NSW website