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Vehicle restraint options

There are many types of vehicle restraints and products available in Australia that are suitable for children with disabilities and medical conditions when travelling in vehicles

Vehicle restraint options

This page introduces the types of vehicle restraints often used by children with disabilities and medical conditions when travelling motor vehicles.

Australian standard car seats

These car seats comply with the Australian/New Zealand Standard (AS/NZS 1754).

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Modified car seats

Modified car seats do not comply with the Australian/New Zealand Standard (AS/NZS 1754). Adding accessories, or making changes to the restraint (not supplied by or included in the manufacturer’s instructions) modifies the car seat.

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Special purpose car seats

Special purpose car seats, designed for children with disabilities and medical conditions, all comply with an overseas standard and are independently assessed by the Australian Safety Assessment Program.

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Harnesses and vests

There are a range of harnesses/vests which support children's postural needs and assist with preventing children who get out of their restraint.

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Learn about The MACA Guide

An easy to use guide for allied health professionals supporting children with vehicle seating needs
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