Child Restraint Laws NT

National Child Restraint Laws approved by the Australian Transport Council will be introduced in the NT to further protect children in car accidents.

These laws require drivers to guarantee the safety of children that are 7 years or under by having them properly restrained in an Australian Standards approved child restraint.

Which Child Restraint?

Child Restraint Penalties & Fines

The driver of the vehicle is legally responsible for all occupants, especially for those occupants needing to be properly restrained in child restraints. If drivers do not abide by these laws they could be given a fine starting at $500 for the first unrestrained occupant and increase by $100 for every other.

Have your child restraint fitted by an expert

To be sure you’ve done everything possible to keep your child safe, make sure you have your child restraint fitted by an Authorised Child Restraint Fitting Station.