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

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

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.

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


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.

Housing Safety Authority 

Reviews of orders made by the Housing Safety Authority under the Housing Improvement Act 2016.

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.

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.

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.