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New SACAT Fees – from 1 July 2018

 

Fees at SACAT are changing from 1 July 2018.

 

Fees for applications for a review of a land valuation decision under the Local Government Act 1999 or the Valuation of Land Act 1971 will be reduced to $200 for individuals or $250 for prescribed corporations.

 

All other fees will be increased in accordance with consumer price index (CPI). Fees for most initiating applications at SACAT will be increased to $73. Fees for applications for internal review of SACAT decisions and for applications for reviews of decisions relating to lobbyists will be $557 for individuals or $782 for prescribed corporations.

 

Fees may be waived or reduced upon production of evidence of financial hardship.

 

For more information, please visit click here.  


New SACAT jurisdictions – from 1 July 2018

On 1 July 2018, SACAT will be conferred review jurisdiction under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995, and from 5 July 2018, review jurisdiction under the following Acts:

  • Adoption Act 1988
  • Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996
  • Land Acquisition Act 1969
  • Police Superannuation Act 1990
  • Southern State Superannuation Act 2009
  • Superannuation Act 1998
  • Public Corporations (Southern Select Super Corporation) Regulations 2012 made under the Public Corporations Act 1993

In addition, from 5 July 2018, SACAT will be conferred original jurisdiction under the:

  • Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996
  • Partnership Act 1891
  • Police Superannuation Act 1990
  • Superannuation Act 1998

Applications of this kind will be handled by SACAT’s Administrative & Disciplinary Stream. More information can be found at the Reviews of Government decisions page.


SACAT decision relating to tenancies matters involving parties who are residents in different states

 

On 5 June 2018, the Tribunal determined, in a case called Raschke v Firinauskas, that the Tribunal is not entitled to decide a case under the Residential Tenancies Act between a landlord who was resident in Victoria and tenants who are resident in South Australia. The decision is available online here.

 

This follows a decision of the High Court in Burns v Corbett. The effect of the decision is that the Tribunal cannot decide any disputes between landlords and tenants under the Residential Tenancies Act where one party is an interstate resident. It does not set out whether the Tribunal can hear other sorts of applications and disputes between residents of different states under different laws.

 

SACAT understands that the Government is actively considering ways it can assist parties who find themselves unable to have SACAT hear their matter. Until a longer-term solution is identified, the Tribunal may refund application fees where it appears that one of the parties may be an interstate resident and the Tribunal conducts a preliminary hearing and determines that it cannot hear the matter.

 

​Justice Hughes, President of SACAT, has issued a statement about the decision, which can be read here.

 

​Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs] can be found here.


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:

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.


Housing stakeholders

 

​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


New jurisdictions

On 14 December 2017, SACAT will be conferred jurisdiction under the following acts:

·       Animal Welfare Act 1985

·       Aquaculture Act 2001

·       Emergency Services Funding Act 1998

·       Fisheries Management Act 2007

·       Food Act 2001

·       Historic Shipwrecks Act 1981

·       Plant Health Act 2009

·       Primary Produce (Food Safety Schemes) Act 2004

·       Safe Drinking Water Act 2011

·       Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997

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. 

Fees

NEW fee from

1/12/2017

Fees from

1/7/2017

to

30/11/2017

Previous fee to:

30/6/2017

SACAT application fee*

​$71.50 $71.50 $70.00
Application for a review of a decision relating to land valuation or registration of lobbyists

$545.00

(individual)

 

$765.00

(corporation)#

$71.50 $70.00

Review of a SACAT decision (Internal Review) ^

$545.00

(individual)

 

$765.00

(corporation)#

$520.00 $509.00
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
Audio recordings $24.90 $24.90 $24.40
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.


Payment methods

Method Description
BPay

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.

Credit Card

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.