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    All Sydney taxi companies have cars with baby seats. I don't drive and use them all the time. If you book with silver service they tend to be more prompt and helpful and they cost the same as normal ones

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    Yeah in WA taxis are exempt from child restraint laws. I rang the other day to check because we need to catch a cab to the airport early Friday morning! I was also surprised!!

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    When I lived in Sydney, we used taxis a couple of times and just requested a baby seat each time. On one of the occasions, the seat was disgusting, ratty and looked like it was about thirty years old. It also wasn't harnessed properly, as one of the straps was broken and had been tied back together . We just sent him on his way and requested a new taxi. We didn't have issues the other times though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binibadu View Post
    We spent a week in Sydney with our then 10 month old last year and Sydney taxi drivers are required by law to carry children under 1 in a car seat. Taxi station wagons can choose to carry a car seat in the boot but all people-movers and mini buses MUST carry a car seat at all times.

    At busy taxi ranks like the airport we never had any trouble getting a taxi with a car seat but it was often better to book a cab in advance at other times as we had a couple of LOOOONG waits for a taxi with a car seat at other ranks.
    This. As a non-driving parent my best advice is to book one and request a baby seat. You might have more of a wait but it's not that hard to get one.


 

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