Car seat laws and regulations

Learn more about car seat laws and regulations

Buckle up - It’s the car seat law

Since November 2009, the law says that parents must use an approved car seat for their child up 7 years of age.

Read more about car seat laws and regulations.

 

Australian Standard 1754:2010.

Every child car seat in Australia comes with a red AS 1754:2010 approval label. The red label guarantees that the car seat complies with the basic safety requirements as set out in the Australian Standards 1754:2010.

However, how much protection is offered and how easy a child car seat is to use, can vary significantly between red labelled seats, so make sure you try and test a seat before you buy! It may be useful to consult the latest Australia safety tests which are conducted on a yearly basis to come to the best choice of seat for your child and you.

*Top Tip*
Make sure you buy a car seat with the red ‘1754:2010’ label because that provides the maximum head & side protection. Labels with other numbers are still legal to buy and use but comply with older regulations.

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