Free RMS Child Restraints Checks

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.

What’s involved?

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.

RMS authorised child restraint fitters 

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. 

Fitting Station Address Phone
Littles Child Restraints Mobile service 1300 728 363
BabySafe Child Restraints Mobile Service 1300 44 2229
Bavarian Motor Vehicle Engineering

1/3 Box Rd, Caringbah

9526 1855
Shire Automotive Centre 7/18 Monro Ave, Kirrawee (+mobile service)  9542 2260
Bold Trailers  5 Captain Cook Drive, Caringbah  8544 8114
All Vehicle Restraints 89 Old Ferry Rd, Illawong 9532 0691
Ultratune Engadine
 4/1 Mianga Rd, Engadine
9520 8804
Sutherland Shire Off Road Equipment 69 Waratah St, Kirrawee 9545 0666
B & B Autoworks 3/24 Flora St, Kirrawee (+mobile service) 9521 4375
Brimac Automotive Services 7/16-26 Waratah St, Kirrawee 9545 4061
Menai Car Repairs 6/814 Old Illawarra Rd, Menai (+mobile service) 9532 1222
Roof Rack City 132 Wyralla Rd, Miranda 9526 2777         
Tynans Motors Kirrawee  98 Oak Rd, Kirrawee  8545 8520

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Enquiries

Enquiries can be directed to Road Safety Officer on 9710 0341 or mstuart@ssc.nsw.gov.au

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