working at SACAT

SACAT is a general civil and administrative tribunal that provides hearings, and conferences, conciliation and mediation, across a range of areas. 

The Tribunal’s objectives emphasise accessibility, efficiency and fairness and our aim is to provide fair access to justice and excellent service across all our jurisdictions. Tribunal members and staff work together to balance needs in a busy and challenging environment, and achieve this aim. 

SACAT provides a motivating and rewarding work environment where performance is recognised and valued. When you become part of our team you can enjoy the benefits of a rewarding career in a specialist organisation dedicated to best practice.   

Opportunities - administrative staff

From time to time vacancies arise and will be posted on the 'I work for SA' website of the South Australian Government.

Opportunities - specialist industry and consumer assessors

We are currently recruiting for Specialist Industry and Consumer Assessors. Applications are being sought from Monday, 16 April 2018 to 5:00pm Friday, 25 May 2018.


A Specialist Assessor is an industry or technical expert in their respective field and a Consumer Assessor is a person who is representative of the general public who has experience in dealing with or being a consumer within various industries.


An Assessor will hear and decide applications and disputes as part of a multi-disciplinary panel (often sitting with legally qualified members).


Assessors will primarily sit in the review jurisdiction where members of the public can review decisions of government departments, and in the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Tribunal where disciplinary action can be taken with respect to members of particular professions.


The expertise and advice provided by an assessor will assist in comprehending complicated technical evidence or concepts in order to assist the panel to reach the correct and preferable legal decision, and ensure the decision has the preferable practical application within the respective industry. 


Assessors must embrace our innovative approaches and processes, and have a strong commitment to procedural fairness.


Appointment of assessors is made on a sessional basis. Hearings are likely to be irregular and infrequent.


application form

assessors job pack

draft specialist assessor terms and conditions

draft general assessor terms and conditions

Opportunities - tribunal members

There are currently no vacancies for tribunal members.

Equal Opportunity

SACAT is a diverse workplace and an equal opportunity employer, meaning that it provides equal opportunity for all employees, regardless of aspects such as:

  • age
  • gender
  • race
  • marital status
  • sexuality
  • pregnancy
  • physical or intellectual impairment
  • family or carer responsibilities.

Graduate Recruitment

The Graduate Recruitment Program seeks to increase the number of university graduates achieving employment in the South Australian Public Sector. The 12-month training and development program provides a comprehensive and challenging induction into a South Australian Public Sector career path. 

SACAT actively seeks candidates through the program, including suitably qualified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander graduates. 

For further information visit the Graduate Recruitment Register.