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Child Restraints & Car Seats

Children under seven years of age must use a child restraint or booster seat when travelling in a car.

Driving with children

  • Use the safety door (door facing onto the path/grass).
  • Wear seat belts.
  • Use child restraints and car seats which are Australian Standards Approved AS/NZS 1754.

Infant restraint

  • Birth to 6 months (up to 700mm - 850mm long) (up to 9kg - 12kg).
  • The restraint should be fitted to instructions.
  • South Coast Auto Service 989 Raglan Parade is Warrnambools’ registered restraint fitting station which is a service provided by RACV and VicRoads.
  • VicRoads Website (link is at the bottom of the page) for further information about fitting a restraint correctly.

Child car seat

  • 6 months to 4 years (Around 70cm to 100cm tall) (8kg to 18kg).
  • A baby should only move into a child car seat once they weigh around 8kg - 9kg and can hold their head up on their own for a while.

Booster seat

  • 4 years to 8 years (around 100cm to 140cm) (14kg to 26kg) & #8232.
  • Research has shown that parents often move their child into an adult seat belt before they are ready, greatly increasing the risk of a serious injury.
  • It is highly important that children up to 8 years of age, or up to 140cm tall are restrained in booster seats.
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