- Address: Murrumbeena - Victoria 3163
- Website: www.carseatfittingmelbourne.com
- Mobile: 0420 516 587
Here is our baby seat fitting FAQ where we try to answer the questions you as a parent may have but kept getting confusing answers.
We have listed the individual state government pages where you can read more in depth information about baby car seats and the law.
If you find any errors please do not hesitate to contact us, so that we can correct the information for other parents.
Within the service area there is a flat carseat fitting cost of $40 per car set and a travel cost of (usually $10).
Example Within Service area :
$45 1 child restraint / Booster fitting
$80 2 child restraints / Booster fittings
3 or more seats please call to discuss
Car seat Parts and accessories
Many Parents prefer to use a baby capsule / carrier for the first six months. The benefits of a baby capsule is that you do not disturb the sleep of your baby when transitioning from the car to the pram. Bubs can sleep un-disturbed in this transition.
Another GREAT advantage of a baby capsule installation is that all you need is a second base installed in your parents car and it is so much easier on the grand-parents; if they need to pick up your child from child-care in an emergency. The cost of hiring a second base for the baby capsule is approximately another $40-60 for a couple of months. In Comparision to several hundrends of dollars for a convertible car seat.
The Baby capsule fitting should ideally be on the passenger side of he vehicle, mainly due to the narrow centre position and the split in the back seat making it unsafe to install a capsule in the middle when the upper tether may fall between the split
In Australia the baby seat fitting laws vary from state to state with differing penalties for nt conforming to the laws, However there are National baby seat fitting laws which are also supported by individual state laws.
In Victoria Consult the Vic-roads website
In NSW consult Transport for NSW website
In Tasmania Consult Transport for Tasmania
In Queensland consult Transport and Man Roads Website
In South Australia Consult RAA website
In Western Australia Consult RSC Website
other resources Department Infrastructure neura website
Approved child restraints comply with Australian Standard AS/NZS 1754 and must be correctly anchored to the vehicle using an Australian Standard’s approved anchorage system.
All child restraints sold in Australia must meet the strict requirements of the AS/NZS 1754 covering the materials, design, construction, performance, testing and labelling of child restraints. A person must not sell, for use in a motor vehicle a child restraint or part that is not approved by Australian Standard 1754.
Restraints bought in other countries will not meet the Australian Standard. It is illegal to use them in Australia.
Restraints approved to an earlier Australian Standard, E46, may also be used but they are not recommended as they are very old and may have deteriorated to the point where they are no longer safe.
Although there is no law prohibiting the use of restraints older than 10 years, it is strongly recommended by the manufacturers not to do so for the following reasons:
It’s not possible to guarantee a restraint that’s older than 10 years will perform as it was originally intended to do so.
The Australian Standards have been improved significantly in past years with updates occurring in 2000, 2004, 2010 and 2013. Older restraints will not meet new improved design features.
If you choose to use a restraint over 10 years and it fails in a crash, not only are you putting the child at higher risk of injury, but you may also see your insurance payout reduced for failing to follow the recommendations of the manufacturer.
Since the approval of the AS1754:2010 Shoulder height markers have been added to all child restraints.
The shoulder height markers make it easier for parents and carers to determine if a baby car seat is suitable for their child and when the child needs to move to the next type of restraint.
On some restraints it will determine when the restraint needs to be changed to the next mode, such as moving from Rear facing to forward facing.