Teaching a learner driver?
Do you know a young adult who has their learner's license, or is getting ready to obtain their learners license?
Council runs a free online workshop which shares practical advice on how supervisors of learner drivers can help learners become safe drivers.
A range of topics are covered, including:
- Understanding the current laws for learner and provisional license holders
- How to correctly complete the learner driver log book
- Techniques in supervising learner drivers
- Understanding the benefits of receiving supervised on-road driving experience
The next online workshop for Supervisors of Learner Drivers is being held
When: Thursday 2 December 2021
Time: 6pm to 7:15pm
When: Online Zoom workshop
You do not need to install Zoom on your device in order to participate.
A live link with login details will be emailed to you closer to the event date. Bookings are essential.
To register your interest in attending the workshop, please fill in the below details
Child Restraint Fitting/Adjustment Voucher Program(Back to top)
Due to a high level of interest, the funding for the Child Restraint Fitting/Checking Program for 2020/2021 is closed.
Council (in conjunction with Transport for NSW) will run this program after July 2021. This website will be updated when this occurs.
Should you need to fit or check a Child Restraint, you can search for an Authorised Restraint Fitting Station in the local area. Please note the cost of using these fitting stations must be covered by the user and is not covered by Council.
Visit NSW Centre for Road Safety& for useful and educational information relating to child restraints and National Child Restraint Laws.
Did you know(Back to top)
National Child Restraint Laws
- Children up to the age of six months must be secured in an approved rearward facing restraint
- Children aged from six months old but under four years old must be secured in either a rear or forward facing approved child restraint with an inbuilt harness
- Children under four years old cannot travel in the front seat of a vehicle with two or more rows
- Children aged from four years old but under seven years old must be secured in a forward facing approved child restraint with an inbuilt harness or an approved booster seat
- Children aged from four years old but under seven years old cannot travel in the front seat of a vehicle with two or more rows, unless all other back seats are occupied by children younger than seven years in an approved child restraint or booster seat
- Children aged from seven years old but under 16 years old who are too small to be restrained by a seatbelt properly adjusted are strongly recommended to use an approved booster seat
- Children in booster seats must be restrained by a suitable lap and sash type approved seatbelt that is properly adjusted and fastened, or by a suitable approved child safety harness that is properly adjusted and fastened
- If your child is too small for the child restraint specified for their age, they should be kept in their current child restraint until it is safe for them to move to the next level
- If your child is too large for the child restraint specified for their age, they may move to the next level of child restraint.