Child Safety

Children's Restraint Laws in the NT

Every child that is 7 or under needs to be properly restrained in an Australian Standards approved child restraint.

Under 6 Months:

Need to have a rear facing seat/capsule that has been correctly fitted to the type of vehicle & adjustable to fit the child correctly. The child cannot be place in the front passenger seat if it has 2 or more rows of seats.

6 months to 4 years old:

Use a rear or forward facing restraint with a harness attached. Try to keep the child in a forward facing harness seat until they are physically ready to move to a booster seat. The child cannot be placed in the front passenger seat if it has 2 or more rows of seats.

4 to 7 years old:

You are still required to use a forward facing restraint with a harness or a booster seat with an adjustable seatbelt or harness. You must keep the child in a booster seat until they reach the maximum height and weight limits.  Children mustn’t travel in the front passenger seat of the vehicle with two or more rows unless these are taken up by children under the age of 7.