reviews of Government decisions

Decisions that SACAT can review

SACAT is able to conduct reviews of certain decisions in the following areas:


Description of decisions SACAT may review

Adoption Decisions by Chief Executive about registration of persons as prospective adoptive parents under the Adoption Act 1988 and the Adoption Regulations 2004

Agricultural and Veterinary

Certain decisions made by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries or an authorised officer under the Agricultural and Veterinary Products (Control of Use) Act 2002 (SA).

Animal Welfare

Decisions regarding the licensing of persons to use animals in teaching, research and experimentation. Decisions regarding acquisition of animals by licence holders for use in teaching, research and experimentation


Decisions regarding Aquaculture licenses


Certain decisions made by the Corporate Affairs Commission under the Associations Incorporation Act 1985 (SA).

Births, deaths and marriages Review of performance or purported performance of functions by the Registrar under the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996

Children and Young People

Review decisions made by the Chief Executive of the Department of Child Protection. Reviews will be available in relation to decisions about providing information to children, young people, and carers, involving approved carers in decision-making, and voluntary custody agreements

Community Housing - Tenants

Decisions of community housing providers, housing cooperatives and housing associations. Community Housing Providers (National Law) (South Australia) Act 2013.

Community Housing - Providers

Decisions of the Registrar under the National Law, the Minister or Housing SA. Community Housing Providers (National Law) (South Australia) Act 2013.


Certain decisions made by the Registrar of Co-operatives under the Co-operatives National Law (South Australia) Act 2013 (SA).

Dog and Cat Management Certain decisions made by the Dog and Cat Management Board or local councils under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995

Drinking Water

Decisions regarding drinking water providers under the Safe Drinking Water Act 2011 (SA)

Emergency Services Funding Levy

Decisions of the Treasurer, Commissioner for State Taxation, and Valuer-General regarding the Emergency Services Levy

Environment Protection

Certain decisions made by the Environment Protection Authority under the Environment Protection Act 1993 in relation to site contamination auditors.


Decisions of the Registrar of Firearms under the including firearms licenses, permits, registrations and prohibition orders under the Firearms Act 2015 


Decisions regarding fishing licences, permits, registrations, authorisations or other authorities

Food Safety

Decisions regarding applications for compensation and approval of laboratories, analysts and auditors under the Food Act 2001.

Freedom of Information

Determinations made under the Freedom of Information Act 1991.

Historic Shipwrecks  

Decisions requiring a person to take action to preserve a historic shipwreck

Housing & Construction Grants

Decisions by the Treasurer or an objection to a grant relating to first home owner grants, housing construction grants and seniors housing grants under the First Home and Housing Construction Grants Act 2000.

Land acquisition Decision by a person authorised to acquire land to refuse an objection in relation to a proposed acquisition under the Land Acquisition Act 1969

Land valuation

Decisions under the Local Government Act or Valuation of Land Act.


Decision in relation to the registration of lobbyists under the Lobbyists Act 2015.

Petroleum and Geothermal

Certain decisions made by the Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy under the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 (SA).

Petroleum Products

Certain decisions made by the Minister for Finance under the Petroleum Products Regulation Act 1995 (SA).

Plant Health

Decisions regarding registration as an importer or the accreditation of an area as free of pests under the Plant Health Act 2009.

Poppy Cultivation

Decisions relating to the issue or holding of a poppy cultivation licence or poppy processing licence under the Controlled Substances Act 1984.

Primary Producers

Decisions regarding accreditation and compliance orders made under the Primary Produce (Food Safety Schemes) Act 20014.

Public Housing

Decisions of Housing SA - public housing.


Decisions made by the Registrar-General under the Real Property Act 1886.

Superannuation Decisions of the South Australian Superannuation Board (Super SA), the Police Superannuation Board and the Southern Select Super Corporation under the Police Superannuation Act 1990, the Southern State Superannuation Act 2009, the Superannuation Act 1988, and the Public Corporations (Southern Select Super Corporation) Regulations 2012 made under the Public Corporations Act 1993

Tobacco Licences

Decisions regarding licences allowing businesses to sell tobacco made under the Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997 (SA).

Required documentation

If you wish to review a government decision, please scan and upload a copy of the decision you wish to have reviewed and provide this with your application.