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What are the legal requirements for child car seats in Perth?

All children must be safely fastened in the correct child car seat for their corresponding age and size.

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Correct child car seats for children’s age and size (source)

National child restraint laws

  • Up to 6 months
    A baby less than 6 months old must be put in an approved rearward-facing child car seat. This can be a baby capsule or a convertible child car seat.
  • 6 months to 4 years
    The minimum legal requirement for your child is an approved forward facing child seat with an inbuilt harness. However, rearward child car seats give your child the best protection
  • 4+ years
    Your child can now use a booster seat with a properly fastened and adjusted seatbelt or child harness.
  • 145cm or taller
    Your child should atleast be 145cm (or 4 feet 9 inches) to use the adult lap-sash seatbelt.