Media Release


FREE child restraint fitting around the state on National Kidsafe Day - Tuesday 25 October 2011



Current research suggests that around 70% of children are incorrectly restrained, placing children at risk of serious injury or death.


This year on National Kidsafe Day, Kidsafe Victoria have partnered with Hire for Baby to provide free restraint checks in 14 locations around the state.

This service will provide parents and carers with the opportunity to ensure their child restraints are correctly fitted, and reduce the risk of injury.

Melanie Water, Manager of Kidsafe Victoria said, "Correctly fitted and used child restraints and booster seats can reduce child death and serious injury by up to 70% in the case of a road crash."

"Children can't always protect themselves due to their size and capabilities; therefore it is essential that the community play a part in assisting to ensure that children are kept safe around roads and in the car."

For information on your closest checking station, please visit or contact Hire for Baby on 1300 363 755 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For more information on National Kidsafe Day, please visit


  •  Bass Coast
  •  Bayside
  •  Berwick
  •  Chadstone
  •  Croydon
  •  Eltham
  •  Geelong Northern
  •  Latrobe Valley
  •  Melbourne North
  •  Mernda
  •  Mornington Peninsula
  •  Point Cook
  •  Shepparton
  •  Yarra Ranges

Media Enquiries:
Ron Smith, Corporate Media Communications, Kidsafe Victora - Mobile: 0417 329 201