Child car seats

Child Car Seat Checking and Fitting Program has closed for the end of Financial Year.

The free child car seat checking and fitting vouchers are no longer available. The program is being reconciled for the end of financial year. It is expected the program will recommence in August 2017.

Put your name on the waiting list to receive your vouchers when they become available.

You must live or work in the City of Randwick to be eligible to receive the vouchers. There is a maximum of four vouchers per application.  Vouchers are valid for three months from the date of issue.

Go on the wait list

Click on the green wait list form to receive your free vouchers when they become available - Link to wait list request form.

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.

Child car seat voucher program survey

We value your opinion on our program. If you have received the vouchers and used them, please complete the online survey and tell us what you thought. - Link to Survey

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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