November 6, 2014
Safety Laws

Pool Fencing Laws

In Victoria, all swimming pools and spas with a depth greater than 30cm are required to be surrounded by a safety barrier. There are currently three sets of requirements for pool/spa barriers in Victoria, depending on when the pool or spa was constructed.

For more information on pool fencing laws, please click here.


Child Car Restraints

Victoria’s child restraint road rules require all children under 7 years of age to be seated in a correctly fitted child restraint or booster seat. All restraints sold in Victoria must comply with Australian Standard AS1754.

For more information on the requirements of the child restraint road rules, please click here.


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 that there is at least one anchor fitting in the taxi for passengers who wish to supply their own restraint.

For more information on child restraints in taxis, please click here.


Children Left Unattended in Cars                                   

In all states and territories in Australia, it is illegal to leave a child unattended in a vehicle. In Victoria, it is an offence under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and carries a penalty of $3,690 or a maximum of 6 months in jail.

For more information on children left unattended in cars, please click here.