In-car mobile phone cradles are now required by law in all states!
How can I legally use a mobile phone while driving?
Learner's permit and P1 licence drivers are banned from using any mobile phone function while driving.
Except for learner drivers and P1 drivers, a mobile phone may only be used to make or receive a phone call (defined to exclude email, text or video messages) and only if the phone is either:
secured in a mounting affixed to the vehicle - the mounting must be commercially designed and manufactured for the purpose and attached as the manufacturer intended; or remotely operated - the phone must not be held by or resting on the body (driver’s pocket or pouch excluded) and there must be no touching of the keypad. This is aimed at blue tooth technology, and earpieces and headsets (which themselves may be touched).
If a person wishes to make or receive a call, including dialing a number, and needs to touch the phone (including its keypad) in order to do so, the phone must be mounted.