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
Agricultural and Veterinary Products (Control of Use) Act 2002

Reviews of certain decisions made by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries or an authorised officer

  • 22-Feb-18

Animal Welfare Act 1985

Decisions relating to licensing individuals to acquire and use animals in teaching, research, or experimentation

  • 14-Dec-17

Aquaculture Act 2001

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

  • 14-Dec-17

Associations Incorporation Act 1985

Decisions made or acts performed by the Corporate Affairs Commission under the Act

  • 22-Feb-18

Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017

Certain information to be provided to approved carers, children, and young people; approved carers entitled to participate in the decision-making process

  • 26-Feb-18

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

Co-operatives National Law (South Australia) Act 2013

Reviews of decisions relating to registration, rules, and remuneration of liquidators in relation to Co-operatives

  • 22-Feb-18

Emergency Services Funding Act 1998

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

  • 14-Dec-17

Environment Protection Act 1993

Review of decisions made by Environmental Protection Authority regarding accreditation of site contamination officers

  • 22-Feb-18

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 Safety Authority.

  • 3-Apr-17

Lobbyists Act 2015

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

Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000

Review of reconsideration of decisions by Minister for Mineral Resources Development regarding licensing, registration, penalties, and interest

  • 22-Feb-18

Petroleum Products Regulation Act 1995

Review of decisions regarding cancellation or suspension of permits and licenses

  • 22-Feb-18

Plant Health Act 2009

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

  • 14-Dec-17

Primary Industry Funding Schemes Act 1998

Review of determination under regulation 15 (amount of compensation granted for stock destroyed to prevent disease)

  • 22-Feb-18

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 2016

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