Australian Standard AS/NZS 1754 sets the minimum safety requirements for child car seats and restraints.
National child restraint laws require that all children are to be safely fastened in the correct child car seat for their age and size.
Up to 6 months of age - Approved rear facing car seat. A rear facing seat offers better protection and should continue to be used after 6 months of age until your child outgrows it.
6 months to 4 years of age -
Approved rear or forward facing child car seat with an inbuilt harness.
From 4 years to under 7 years of age -
Approved forward facing child car seat with an inbuilt harness or an approved booster seat.
Height 145cm or taller -
Suggested minimum height of child when using an adult lap-sash seatbelt.
Children under 4 years of age cannot travel in the front seat of a vehicle that has two or more rows.
Children from 4 years but under 7 years of age cannot travel in the front seat of a car with two or more rows, unless all other back seats are occupied by children younger than 7 years of age in age-appropriate approved child restraints or booster seats.
Children over 7 years of age should continue to use a booster seat for as long as they fit in it as it provides better protection than a seatbelt on its own.
Children up to 12 years of age are safest in the rear seat.
leave children alone in a car without adult supervision for any length of time.
It is illegal to smoke in a car when there are children under 18 years of age present.