Child car seats

Child Car Seat Checking & Fitting Program 2021-2022 

Summer Break: 22  December - 31 January 2022

Last vouchers will be issued 22 December 2021 and the program will re-open Monday 31 January 2022.

Randwick City residents can apply for a voucher to have your child car seats, boosters and capsules checked or fitted for free at one of the following Transport for NSW Authorised Fitting Stations:

Vouchers are only available for residents of the Randwick City Council area. If you do not live in the Randwick City Council area, please check with your local council to find out if they offer a similar program. Vouchers will not be processed or sent to a workplace address or post box address.

Link to child car seat checking and fitting voucher request form

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

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