Restraints and seats
Whenever your child rides in the car it’s essential
that they are in the right type of restraint for their age
Use the shoulder-height indicators on the restraint to
check if your child has outgrown it.
Five-point harnesses are safest
until your child is too tall for the restraint. A booster seat is then
needed until they are at least 145cm tall.
Vicroads has information about the types of restraints a child must use.
- If your child is under 6 months, they must travel in a rear-facing child restraint.
aged 6 months to under 4 years must use either a rear-facing child
restraint, or a forward-facing child restraint with an inbuilt harness.
and children of this age grow at different rates, so you need to choose
the type of restraint that is best for your child's size.
must travel in the back seat as it is safer. Babies can only travel in
the front seat in vehicles which don’t have a back seat. Babies must never travel in rear-facing child restraints the front seat if
it has airbags.
- It is recommended children
under 12 years sit in the back seat as it offers more protection to