Buying a new child restraint

Child restraints sold in Australia must meet the strict requirements of Australian Standard AS 1754.

Look for these labels:

Australian standards AS 1754 labels

Used restraints

If you plan to use a second-hand child restraint check:

  • it has the Standards Australia mark
  • it is not more than 10 years old
  • it has not been used in a crash or is damaged
  • the straps don't show any signs of wear or damage
  • the plastic shell and the buckle are not broken, cracked or split
  • the buckle and the adjusters work correctly
  • you can lock and unlock the buckle
  • the adjuster grabs the webbing.

You must get instructions that show you how to install the restraint. If you need help, contact an authorised vehicle inspector or Kidsafe NT.

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Last updated: 27 June 2017