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In Australia, transport injuries are the most common cause of child injury death and second most common cause of injury related hospital admission for children aged 0 to 14 years . In 2009-10, transport injuries claimed the lives of: • 22 children aged 0 - 4 years, and • 34 children aged 5 - 14 years. In addition: • 843 children aged 0 - 4 years, and • 6,193 children aged 5 - 14 years were admitted to hospital for treatment following transport injuries in 2012-13.
The good news is that you can reduce the risk of road trauma for children. Open or download the National A Parents Guide to Kidsafe Roads booklet.
CHild car seat hire and sales
Kidsafe hires and sells baby capsules, toddler seats, booster seats, travel systems, prams and safety products, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm in many locations around Queensland. When you hire or buy a child car seat from Kidsafe Qld we check it suits the child, check it fits in your car, install it for you and instruct you on how to use it.
Call Kidsafe on 3854 1829 for more information and or to book an appointment.
Child car Seats and be hired for a weekend, weekly, 3 months or 6 months. Ideal for newborn babies or those coming to Queensland for a short break. All hired restraints are fitted free of charge with any required accessories provided. Appointments are necessary.
A refundable deposit of $60 is required for all child car restraints on hire. Prices from 1 June 2018.
Safe-N-Sound Baby Capsule (from birth)
3 month hire: $60 Extra base $35
6 month hire: $90 Extra base $50
Unity Infant Carrier (from 2kg)
3 month hire: $90 Extra base $30
6 month hire: $130 Extra base $60
Britax Click & Go Receivers for Unity to connect
to the the Baby Jogger City Select and
Baby Jogger City Mini: $29.95 (not included in hire).
Stridar Plus Carrier (from birth) * Currently out of stock *
3 month hire: $70
6 month hire: $110
Maxi Cosi Mico (from birth)
3 month hire: $160
6 month hire: $200
Short term hires:
Baby safety capsule (from birth), convertible (rear and forward facing from birth to 4 years), forward facing only (up to 8 years), booster seats (from 4 years until approximately 10 years)
Week 1 (or part thereof): $50 Subsequent weeks: $25 per week.
Specialty items are also available for hire:
Paediatric wheelchairs (3 sizes) $180 for 6 weeks. Subsequent weeks $40 per week.
Wheelchair elevated leg rest (3 sizes) $180 for 6 weeks. Subsequent weeks $40 per week.
Child car restraints for children with hip spica plasters $150 for 6 weeks.
Kidsafe can supply modified and compliant Australian Standard Car Seats for children with disabilities and medical conditions as well as specialty postural and behavioural harnesses. Kidsafe is a registered provider of services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Restraint hire service for children
with fractures and hip spicas
Kidafe Queensland is also a provider of specialty child car restraints for children with medical conditions and disabilities and children unable to use conventional car restraints. Call Kidsafe for further information on 3854 1829 as appointments are essential.
child car seat fitting and checking
Kidsafe provides expertise and advice on installation of all brands and types of current Australian Standard child restraints.
The cost for checking the prior installation of a single car restraint is $25.
To have one of our experienced restraint fitters install a safety product, a fee of $45 per seat will be incurred.
*Discounts available for multiple car seat installations per car.
Checking, installation, capsule and short term hire services Locations:
Sunshine Coast, Kidsafe House Herston, Mater Hospital, Logan Hospital, Springfield Lakes. Mobile service subject to availability surcharges applicable.
Call Kidsafe on 3854 1829 for more information and or to book an appointment. For Mackay contact Kahlia direct on 0415 748 857 & for Emerald contact Michelle direct on 0438 858 299
Family Day Care child car restraint checking service
Kidsafe checks child car restraints in Family Day Care vehicles and provides a written report.
Not sure what fits?
Kidsafe's professional child car restraint fitters can assist with advice and/or configuring child car restraints in your vehicle. This service incurs a fee of $60 per half hour.
the road rules on restraining kids in cars
From 11 March 2010, all children up to seven years of age must be secured in a child restraint.
Always use your child car restraint until the child has reached its maximum size limits before progressing to the next type of restraint. It is important that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your particular child car restraint when deciding when to move your child to the next stage.
After their seventh birthday your child can legally sit on an adult seat and use the adult seat belt. But take the 5-step test to see if they are big enough to sit on the adult seat! (see page 2 of the Restraint Best Practice Guidelines.
The child restraint must comply with the Australian Standard AS/NZS1754. An approved child restraint will display an Australian Standards tick logo.
Restraints purchased in other countries do not meet the Australian/New Zealand Standard, and are illegal to use in Australia.
In September 2014 changes to the Australian Standard incorporates rear-facing restraints for underweight babies and for kids up to 30 months. Restraints can also have connections to the IsoFIX connections in cars. A Type G restraint has been added which is a dedicated forward-facing restraint with a built-in harness for children up to about 8 years or older. All Australian restraints will continue to utilise a top tether strap.
• Children are safer in their restraint until they have reached the maximum requirements of the restraint.
• Children under seven must sit in the back seat of the car.
• Buy a restraint with an Australian Standards sticker. The restraint must comply with AS/NZS1754.
• The centre lap belt should be fastened when not in use.
• The top tether strap should be firm and must be attached to an approved anchor point.
• The seat belt anchoring the restraint must be tight.
• Anchor points must be factory fitted but can be retrofitted by a Queensland Transport approved fitter.
• Use the child safety locks on the rear doors.
• Moveable items like toys and animals must be secure.
• Do not use a restraint that has been in an accident or in flood water.
• Always make sure everyone’s seat belt or restraint is firmly fastened – including your own.
• Second-hand restraints:
must be under 10 years old;
have Australian Standards sticker visible;
instructions label must be visible and have an instruction book;
no wear and tear of straps or buckles; and
check adjusters still work correctly.