This is a free checking and installation service provided by Sutherland Shire Council (there will be a charge for any parts supplied). The service is available to Sutherland Shire residents only. Two vehicles per family can be checked each calendar year. Fittings are held at Level 1 of the Gymea Tradies undercover carpark.
This is a popular event, you must advise us if you are unable to attend a fitting day after booking. Failure to advise us will result in a 12 month booking freeze.
If you can't make the above dates you can book with an RMS authorised child restraint fitter yourself.
Independent ratings and assessments
Childcarseats provides families with information to help choose and use safe child car seats. Information provided is independent and consistent regarding the levels of child protection from injury in a crash provided by child car seats and the ease of correct installation and use.
Child Car Seat Study
Are you planning to buy a car seat? Help NeuRA improve child safety on the road and receive $100 back on your car seat!
NeuRA (Neuroscience Research Australia), are conducting an important study on child car seat safety. Recent research indicates that 90% of car seats have errors in how they are used. Through this study, NeuRA aims to identify ways to reduce the high level of errors in car seat usage and reduce the risk of injuries in children in the event of a crash.
Who can take part?
NeuRA are looking for parents who are planning to purchase a new child car seat, and want to help all children in Australia travel as safely as possible. You do need to live within 2 hours of Sydney, have a current driver’s license and be one of the child’s primary carers. The two seats in the study are the Britax Compaq for 0-4 year olds, or Britax Maxi Guard Pro for 6 months-8 years.
We talk on the phone and check you are eligible. If you want to participate, you purchase the car seat online, and we deliver it to you with our study materials. After six months, we arrange a home visit at a time that suits you. At that time, we check the car seat and conduct a 10 minute survey. We will provide a restraint check, give you feedback if anything could be done more safely, and arrange the $100 reimbursement. You will be helping us identify what is helpful for guiding the correct use of child car seats.
Organise to have your child restraints, harnesses and booster seats checked by an authorised restraint fitter at one of the following locations. Bookings are essential.
|Littles Child Restraints
||1300 728 363
|BabySafe Child Restraints
||1300 44 2229
|Bavarian Motor Vehicle Engineering
1/3 Box Rd, Caringbah
|Shire Automotive Centre
||7/18 Monro Ave, Kirrawee (+mobile service)
|| 5 Captain Cook Drive, Caringbah
|| 8544 8114
|All Vehicle Restraints
||89 Old Ferry Rd, Illawong
|| 4/1 Mianga Rd, Engadine
|Sutherland Shire Off Road Equipment
||69 Waratah St, Kirrawee
|B & B Autoworks
||3/24 Flora St, Kirrawee (+mobile service)
|Brimac Automotive Services
||7/16-26 Waratah St, Kirrawee
|Menai Car Repairs
||6/814 Old Illawarra Rd, Menai (+mobile service)
|Roof Rack City
||132 Wyralla Rd, Miranda
|Tynans Motors Kirrawee
|| 98 Oak Rd, Kirrawee
|| 8545 8520
Enquiries can be directed to Road Safety Officer on 9710 0341 or email@example.com