CHILDREN LEFT UNATTENDED IN CARS LAWS

In Victoria, it is an offence for a person responsible for a child to leave the child unattended for any longer than is reasonable.

Animals

In Victoria, it is an offence for a person responsible for a child to leave the child unattended for any longer than is reasonable, without making appropriate arrangements for the child’s supervision and care. This includes leaving a child unattended in a car.

The penalties for leaving a child unattended in a car in Victoria include:

  • • A fine (currently $4,030), or;
  • • A maximum of 6 months imprisonment, or
  • • Both.

Children, Youth and Families Act (2005)
Section 494 – Offence to leave a child unattended
Page 386

Always take your child with you

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