SACAT’s expanding jurisdictions
On Thursday 22 February 2018, SACAT was conferred jurisdiction by the Statutes Amendment (SACAT No 2) Act 2017 under the following acts:
- Agricultural and Veterinary Products (Control of Use Act) 2002
- Associations Incorporation Act 1985
- Co-operatives National Law (South Australia) Act 2013
- Environment Protection Act 1993
- Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000
- Petroleum Products Regulation Act 1995
- Primary Industry Funding Schemes Act 1998.
On Monday 26 February 2018, SACAT was conferred jurisdiction by the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017.
Under these changes, SACAT can review decisions made by different decision-makers.
Further jurisdictions under the No 2 Act will be conferred on SACAT at a later stage.
Check out the latest news link for information on the removal of the right to make an application to vary or set aside a previous tribunal order under section 37 of the Residential Tenancies Act 1995 and section 41 of the Housing Improvement Act 2016
On 14 December 2017, SACAT will be conferred jurisdiction under the following acts:
Under these changes, SACAT will be conferred jurisdiction to review decisions made by different decision-makers. For more information about each new jurisdiction, click the act you would like to learn about in the list above.
Applications of this kind will be handled by SACAT’s Administrative & Disciplinary Stream.
New Fees - from 1 December 2017
Some fees at SACAT are changing from 1 December 2017.
The application fee for a review of decisions under the Local Government Act, Valuation of Land Act and Lobbyists Act will increase to $545 for individuals and $765 for prescribed corporations.
The fees for internal reviews will also increase to $545 for individuals and $765 for prescribed corporations.
A prescribed corporation does not include a not-for-profit organisation, or a small business (that has less than 20 full-time equivalent employees and is not subsidiary of a corporation that has 20 or more full-time employees).
The other fees remain unchanged. From 1 December 2017 you will be able to view the new fees here.
Following on from one of the recommendations of Hon David Bleby QC’s review, SACAT is giving detailed consideration to its waiver and concession policies relating to those fees.
SACAT application fees must be paid or waived for an application to be active.
NEW fee from
Previous fee to:
SACAT application fee*
|Application for a review of a decision relating to land valuation or registration of lobbyists||
Review of a SACAT decision (Internal Review) ^
|Transcript charge for the first 30 minutes||$173.00||$173.00||$169.00|
|Transcript charge for each additional 30 minutes||$130.00||$130.00||$127.00|
|Copy of reasons for decision or order (per page) or document larger than A4||$7.45||$7.45||$7.45|
|Copy of any other document (per page)||$4.55||$4.55||$4.55|
* Does not apply for guardianship, administration, advance care directive, consent to treatment and mental health applications or applications for review of decisions under sections 169 or 296 of the Local Government Act, section 25C of the Valuation of Land Act 1971, or section 15 of the Lobbyists Act 2015.
^ Except for Reviews of SACAT decisions (Internal Reviews) where the person who the order is about (guardianship, administration and mental health orders) is making the application.
# A prescribed corporation does not include a not-for-profit organisation, or a small business (that has less than 20 full-time equivalent employees and is not subsidiary of a corporation that has 20 or more full-time employees).
For the full list of SACAT fees visit South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Fees) Regulations 2017
How can I pay for a SACAT application?
You can pay online at the end of the application process with a Visa or MasterCard or they may elect to pay later. If you elect to pay later, an invoice will be emailed to you upon completion of the application. The invoice will including a unique payment ID as well as details of the available payment options.
Please allow 2-3 business days for BPay payments to be received by SACAT.
The BPay biller code and your payment ID can be found on your invoice.
Mastercard and Visa payment over the phone 08 8125 5958 (24/7 automated service)
Or in person at Level 4, 100 Pirie St, Adelaide
|Cash and EFTPOS||
In person at:
SACAT, level 4 100 Pirie St, Adelaide
|Cheque / money order||
In person at Level 4, 100 Pirie Street, Adelaide or post cheques (include your payment ID) to:
South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal,
GPO Box 2361
Adelaide SA 5001
|Direct debit||Complete the direct debit form to make a payment direct from your account.|
Concessions and fee waivers
No fee is payable for applications in relation to matters of guardianship, administration, mental health, consent to treatment and advance care directives.. Holders of concession and student cards may be eligible for a fee reduction, as may other applicants in exceptional circumstances find out more.