March 5, 2014
Child restraints in taxis

The Victorian child restraint road rules do not require taxi drivers to provide child restraints or booster seats for customers. However, the road rules do require taxi drivers to ensure there is at least one anchor fitting ready for passengers who wish to supply their own restraint.

The Victorian child restraint road rules require that in taxis:

  • Children aged under 1 year do not have to use a child restraint, but they must travel in the back seat.
  • Children aged 1 year and over must be seated in their own seating position in a taxi, with their own properly fastened seatbelt if no suitable child restraint or booster seat is available in the taxi.

Kidsafe recommends taking your child’s restraint with you when travelling in a taxi if possible.