Friday, 14 February 2014

Keep your child safe in the car: A Guide to Car Seats

Contact: Georgie Branch, Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources
p: 6166 3241   e:   w:

Intended Audience: All schools - please distribute to parents & carers via school newsletters

You can keep your child safe in the car by always using a correctly fitted car seat.

Children from birth to 7 years must be in a correctly fitted car seat that meets the Australian Standard.

An approved and properly fitted car seat may reduce the risk of death or serious injury in road crashes by up to 70%.

There are different types of car seats to suit your child's age and size.

The Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER), with support from Kidsafe and RACT, has developed a new easy-to-read guide to child car seats.

'A Guide to Car Seats' can help you to choose the right car seat for your child as well as how to correctly fit and install it.

You can obtain copies of the booklet or an information card by contacting Georgie Branch on 6166 3241 or email

For more information or to download the guide visit the DIER website.