Fees and charges
In most cases you have to pay a fee when you apply to SACAT or use SACAT services.
These are called ‘application fees’ and ‘service fees’;
*SACAT fees are updated annually via a Ministerial Fees Notice
If you want to bring a matter to SACAT for resolution you must pay the required fee before your application will be listed for a conference or a hearing. There are application fees for:
- commencing Tribunal proceedings – these are called ‘initiating applications’
- applications for review of an order where the person was unable to attend the original hearing or be represented – these are called ‘reviews for non-attendance’
- applications for an internal review of a SACAT decision - these are called ‘internal review applications’.
The fees are different depending on what legislation the application is made under.
Some types of proceedings are exempt from fees with exceptions. There are no application fees for:
- Mental health
- Consent to medical treatment and palliative care
- Advance care directives
Except that fees apply for:
- An internal review application if the applicant is not the person that the order is about, or
- an application for transcript.
Level 1 and level 2 fees
The Government sets the amount of each fee. Applications under most legislation, and reviews for non-attendance, are level 1 fees. However, applications for reviews relating to lobbyists, and internal review applications, attract higher fees that are different depending on whether the applicant is an individual or a ‘prescribed corporation’. These are referred to as level 2 fees.
There are also separate fees for applications for a review of a land valuation decision under the Local Government Act 1999 or the Valuation of Land Act 1971.
A prescribed corporation is a corporation that is not 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) or a not-for-profit organisation.
Please refer to our Fee Waiver and Concession page for information on how to apply for a reduced or waived fee.
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.
Please try one of the payment methods listed below or contact us on 1800 723 767.
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.
Mastercard and Visa payment over the phone 8125 5958 (24/7 automated service)
Complete the direct debit form to make a payment direct from your account.
SACAT Fees are GST exempt.