Getting around with a baby
Whether travelling with a baby by car or public transport, it's important to know the rules. Information on travel safety and choosing a child car seat.
What to consider
When travelling with a baby, it’s important to know about:
- any legal requirements
- information that can make your trip safer or more comfortable.
This applies to travelling by car or public transport.
Travelling by car
If you’re travelling with your baby in a car, you must by law use a correctly fitted and properly fastened child restraint that meets Australian and New Zealand safety standards.
Babies under 6 months need to use a rearward facing child restraint with an inbuilt harness.
You can find information about children and car and road safety at Kidsafe.
Learn more about choosing and installing a child car seat at Transport for NSW.
Travelling on public transport
It’s free to travel on public transport with:
- children aged 3 years and under
- a pram or stroller.
It can help to check before you travel to see which stations, stops and wharfs:
- are pram accessible
- have baby changing facilities.
Find out more about travelling safely on public transport with prams and young children at Transport for NSW.