• Expert advice
  • Discounts for members
  • Wide range of checks and fittings available

Here to help keep your children safe in the car

RAA understands the importance of safety when choosing a child restraint, so our Child Safety Centre consultants are here to provide expert advice to ensure you make the right choice.

We stock a range of child restraints – capsules, car seats and boosters  to suit different ages, plus we offer a fitting service for both members and non-members.

The full range of child restraints can be purchased at our Child Safety Centre in Mile End. A selected range is available at RAA shops across the state.

Seats can also be purchased online.

Need advice? Our experts are on hand at RAA's Safety Centre

Our experts are here to help

Expert advice

Our team of experts are here to offer you independent advice on everything, from legal requirements to when your child is ready for an adult seatbelt.

Recommended child restraints

To provide the best protection for your child, it’s important to choose the right restraint to suit their size.

Members benefit from discounts on child restraints and accessories.

Book a child restraint fitting

A correctly fitted restraint is critical in keeping your child safe when travelling in your car. That's why RAA offers a range of restraint checks and fitting services. 

Child safety and the law

Legal requirements

To provide the best protection for your child, it’s important to choose the right restraint to suit their size. You should only move your child to the next type of restraint once they outgrow their current restraint.

Below are RAA’s recommendations for each age/size range:

For more information read our fact sheets, including 'Right child, right restraint, right time' and 'Shoulder height markers'.

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What you need to know about the Australian Standards for child restraints

South Australian law requires all child restraints to comply and be certified to the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1754.

This mandatory standard specifies a number of design and performance requirements for child restraints in order to provide maximum protection for children in crashes. Every compliant child restraint will have an 'Australian Standard Approved' sticker.

Other relevant standards are AS/NZS8005 and AS/NZ4370, which respectively provide minimum requirements for accessories to be used with child restrains, and guide prescribers (like occupational therapists, child restraint advisers etc.) to assess children with disabilities and identify and recommend options.

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Children with disabilities

RAA can provide support to parents, carers and physiotherapists to ensure that children with disabilities are restrained as safely as possible whilst ensuring compliance with the relevant South Australian legislation.

RAA offers one hour, closed session appointments on Monday and Tuesday afternoons with specialised staff for a small fee.

In conjunction with the child’s physiotherapist, we will assess the child’s needs and identify the best possible restraint options for the child.  An ‘Advice to Parents’ form will be provided to assist with any funding requirements (e.g. NDIS).

Assessment fees:

  • Members $30
  • Non-members $40

To make an appointment to have your child’s needs assessed and for more details on other services and pricing, call RAA’s Safety Centre on 8202 4592.

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Child restraint training and community workshops

Whether you belong to a community group or need to train your employees on fitting child restraints, our tailored group presentations and practical workshops cover everything you need to know. Our sessions include information around product selection, vehicle preparation, installation, and the latest rules and regulations. 

To arrange a time or get a quote for this service, use the online enquiry form or call RAA’s Safety Centre.

Call 8202 4592

We're here to help

  • Call us

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
    Saturday, 9am to 12pm
  • Enquire online

    Want to book a fitting or just after some advice? Send us a message and we'll contact you
  • Visit RAA's Safety Centre

    Drop in at your convenience – we're at 101 Richmond Road, Mile End
  • Help centre

    Find answers to frequently asked questions, download helpful fact sheets, or locate a regional fitting centre

Things you should know

Want to arrange a fitting or checking of a child restraint at RAA’s Safety Centre?

Call us on 8202 4592 or enquire online to make a booking.

RAA Members get a free fitting with every restraint purchased from RAA within the last 12 months*. Otherwise, fittings are from $45 for members and $49 for non-members. 

*Read the full terms and conditions for free member child seat fittings (PDF, 78KB).

Regional fitting centres

We also have fitting centres at the below locations:

Mount Gambier – OG Roberts, 132 Jubilee Highway West
Call 8724 1133

Renmark – JVS Bodyworks, Lot 2 Airport Road
Call 8586 4959

How do I buy a child restraint from RAA?

Visit the Child Safety Centre for the full range - there's no need to make a booking.

If you can't make to Mile End, RAA shops also stock a small range. The full range of child restraints can be found on our online shop.

For a small fee, we can deliver your restraint to anywhere in South Australia or Broken Hill, or you can click and collect from one of our shops.

RAA members benefit from discounts on child restraints, booster seats and accessories.