Child Car Seat Checking and Fitting Program 2020-2021
Please apply for your child car seat vouchers using the APPLY NOW button. This year, in response to community feedback and COVID restrictions, vouchers will be emailed to recipients. Vouchers will be processed and then emailed on Wednesday each week.
Voucher supplies are limited, please ensure you only apply for the number of vouchers you need. Vouchers are vaild for 8 weeks from date of issue, expiry dates cannot be extended.
Vouchers will not be issued over the Christmas and New Year period. Last vouchers will issued on Wednesday 23 December. Voucher distribution will recommence on Wednesday 20 January 2021 subject to availability.
Vouchers enable people to have their child car seats, booster and capsules checked or fitted for free at the nominated Transport for NSW Authorised Fitting Stations:
- Baby Things located in Zetland
- Randwick Car Care located in Randwick
If you do not live in the Randwick City Council area, you are not eligible to receive the vouchers. Please check with your local council to find out if they offer a similar program. Vouchers will not be sent to a workplace address. Applications outside the area, post box addresses or with workplaces addresses will not be processed.
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