our jurisdictions

Within specified areas of law, or jurisdictions, SACAT can help people resolve issues, can make a decision, and can conduct reviews of Government and SACAT decisions.

These areas are outlined in several laws, which can be viewed on the South Australian Legislation website: www.legislation.sa.gov.au.

The following legislation specifies the areas of law in which SACAT can operate and the cases the Tribunal handles in each jurisdiction.

Relevant legislation

SACAT cases

Date of conferral

Advance Care Directives Act 2013

Advance Care Directives, Guardianship

29-Mar-15

Aquaculture Act 2001

Reviews of decisions made by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries

14-Dec-17

Community Housing Providers (National Law) (SA) Act 2013 

Reviews of decisions made by a community housing provide, or the registration of housing providers

29-Mar-15

Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care Act 1995 

Consent to medical treatment

29-Mar-15

Controlled Substances Act 1984

Decisions relating to the issue or holding of a poppy cultivation licence or poppy processing licence

16-Sep-16

Emergency Services Funding Act 1998

Reviews of decisions made by the Treasurer and the Commissioner for State Taxation

14-Dec-17

Firearms Act 2015 

Reviews of decisions of the Registrar of Firearms

1-Jul-17

First Home and Housing Construction Grants Act 2000

Reviews of the Treasurer’s decisions on objections about first home owner grants, or housing construction grants or seniors housing grants 

11-Dec-16

Fisheries Management Act 2007

Reviews of decisions made by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries

14-Dec-17

Food Act 2001

Reviews of decisions made by the Minister for Health or Local Government Association

14-Dec-17

Freedom of Information Act 1991

Reviews of freedom of information determinations; reviews of amendment of record determinations

11-Dec-16

Guardianship and Administration Act 1993 

Guardianship, administration, consent to medical treatment 

29-Mar-15

Historic Shipwrecks Act 1981

Reviews of decisions made by the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation

14-Dec-17

Housing Improvement Act 2016

Reviews of certain orders and notices issued by the Housing Improvement Branch.

3-Apr-17

Lobbyists Act

Review decisions in relation to the registration of lobbyists

4-Apr-16

Local Government Act 1999  

Land valuation reviews arising from the Adelaide City Council and Port Adelaide Enfield Council

29-Mar-15

Mental Health Act 2009 

Protectionist jurisdiction arising under the Mental Health Act

29-Mar-15

Plant Health Act 2009

Reviews of decisions made by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries

14-Dec-17

Primary Produce (Food Safety Schemes) Act 2004

Reviews of decisions made by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries

14-Dec-17

Real Property Act 1886

Reviews of certain decisions made by the Registrar-General

22-Apr-15

Residential Parks Act 2007 

Tenancy disputes up to the value of $40,000 arising from Residential Parks

29-Mar-15

Residential Tenancies Act 1995 

Tenancy disputes up to the value of $40,000

29-Mar-15

Retirement Villages Act 1987 

Tenancy disputes up to the value of $40,000 arising from Retirement Villages

29-Mar-15

Safe Drinking Water Act 2011

Reviews of decisions made by the Minister for Health

14-Dec-17

South Australian Housing Trust Act 1995 

Reviews of Housing SA decisions

29-Mar-15

Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997

Reviews of decisions made by the Minister for Health or Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse 

14-Dec-17

Valuation of Land Act 1971 

Land valuation reviews from decisions of the Valuer-General

29-Mar-15