Child Restraint Laws Victoria
In Victoria the driver of a vehicle is responsible for ensuring all occupants are properly restrained for the duration of the journey. If you fail to do so and get caught you face a fine of $234 and the loss of three demerit points. All vehicle occupants must be seated properly while being restrained with an Australian Standards approved restraint. For children this will be an infant/child restraint, booster seat or regular seatbelt. The restraint needed for your child will be determined by their size.
Child Restraint Guidelines
- Infants under 6 months need to be fastened in an approved rear facing restraint.
- Children between 6 months and 4 years need to be fastened in an approved rear facing restraint or an approved forward facing restraint.
- Children between 4 and 7 years need to be fastened in an approved forward facing restraint with harness or an approved booster seat.
- Children between 7 and 16 years need to be fastened in an approved booster seat or an adult seatbelt.
To be sure you’ve done everything possible to keep your child safe, make sure you have your child restraint fitted by an Authorised Child Restraint Fitting Station. Click here to contact your nearest Repco Authorised Service Centre.