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Child Restraints

 Motor vehicle crashes are one of the most common transport related injuries for children. On average, 7 children under the age of 13 are killed and 601 are injured as passengers in vehicles on Victorian roads every year.

Correctly fitted and used child restraints and booster seats play an important part in protecting children from serious injury and death in the event of a crash. To ensure that the maximum level of protection is provided for your children, it is important that the restraint they are travelling in is:

  • the right size for the child
  • correctly fitted to the vehicle
  • properly adjusted and fastened for the child

The information in this section will help you to choose and use the right restraint for your child.

Programs

Child Restraint Information Sessions

Child Restraint Fitting Education Sessions

Resources

'Purchasing a rearward facing restraint for newborns' fact sheet

VicRoads - Child Restraints, Booster Seats and Adult Seatbelts 

RACV Using Restraints Checklist

Child Restraint Evaluation Program (CREP)

NRMA Child Restraint Fitting Guide

Seat me Safely