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Northern Territory

Forms and templates for allied health professionals

Complying with road laws

In the Northern Territory there are road laws relating to the transport of children with disabilities and medical conditions (under 16 years). These rules exempt the driver from transporting a child in an Australian standard car seat. There are different rules for transporting children under 7 years, and children 7 to under 16 years.

The are also exemption provisions for the legal use of seatbelt buckle covers.

Note: MACA is currently unable to provide advice for engineering certification requirements relating to safe restraint use. We are currently seeking support to develop national guidelines to assist in this area.

Seatbelt buckle covers

MACA worked closely with the Northern Territory Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (DIPL) to improve access and legal use requirements for seatbelt buckle covers. MACA is pleased to share that this has resulted in the Northern Territory government publishing a Government Gazette - Prescribed Device Exemption.

For more information read our buckle cover model policy.

Advice to Parent form

MACA recommends that prescribers complete the Advice to Parent form and that it be carried by the driver in the vehicle the child is travelling in at all times.

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Sample medical certificate wording

Provides example wording that the prescriber can provide to the medical practitioner to support parents requesting a medical certificate.

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The forms and sample letter templates in this section of our website are strictly for the use of health professionals. MACA bears no responsibility for unauthorised use of these forms as this may place children at risk.

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