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Our website includes a national register of the restraint types used by children with disabilities and medical conditions in motor vehicles in Australia

National register

MACA's product listings are based on category type:

special purpose child restraints, compliant child restraints and harnesses/vests.

Read more about these categories below. This national register is the most current and comprehensive list available in Australia and is regularly kept up to date.

Special purpose child restraints

The national register of special purpose child restraints is MACA's official list of products. It was developed as part of our Australian Government Department of Social Services funded National Information Resource and Transport Accident Commission funded Australian Safety Assessment Program (AuSAP).

Special purpose child restraints provide additional features not available on compliant child restraints such as swivel base, footrest, extra postural support and additional recline.

Compliant child restraints

The national register of compliant child restraints features restraints more commonly used by children with disabilities and medical conditions.

If there is a compliant child restraint that you think should be on this list, please contact us.

Compliant child restraints are not part of AuSAP because they comply with the Australian/New Zealand Standard 1754 Child restraint systems for use in motor vehicles and there is already an independent assessment program and website for compliant child restraints.

If your assessment, using The MACA Guide, identifies your client needs a swivel base, footrest, extra postural support or additional recline, you will need to consider special purpose child restraints.


The national register of harnesses and vests includes the products available in Australia today.

There is little evidence base informing the use of harnesses and vests, and MACA is seeking research funding and aims to assess these products as part of AuSAP in 2022.

The national register is a selection of available products at the time of publication and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all available products in the market. References to any specific product, brand or website does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by MACA.

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