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A Resource to help families and carers keep children safe in cars. 

Welcome to Car Seats Save Lives – an online resource created to help families and carers keep children safe in cars. This website is an initiative of Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA) in partnership with the Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC). It features the latest in video and other resources to guide families and carers through buying, fitting and using child restraints and booster seats in cars.

The right child restraint for my child

Newborn to 145 cm

What happens in a crash – How child restraints work

Less about age and more about size and weight.


How tall should a child be
to use an adult lap sash seatbelt and the
5 step test

This five-step test can help assess whether a child is big enough to be safely restrained by a seatbelt.

The best safety practice to protect your
child in a vehicle

Using the right child restraint for the height of your child and using it correctly is vital to keep your child safe when travelling in a car.