Under Victoria’s child restraint road rules (effective since November 9, 2009), all children under 7 years of age must legally be seated in a correctly fitted child restraint or booster seat. All restraints sold in Victoria must comply with Australian Standard AS 1754.
Children under 6 months of age must:
Infants have relatively large heads and weak necks which put them at particularly high risk of serious injuries. It is best to keep children in their rear facing restraint until they reach the maximum size limit – rear facing restraints provide the required head and neck support that a child needs.
Children 6 months to 4 years of age must:
Children 4 to 7 years of age must:
Children over 7 years of age must:
For more information on Victoria’s child restraint road rules, visit our frequently asked questions section.