Survey act

From 4 October 2018, SACAT will have a disciplinary jurisdiction under the Survey Act 1992 (SA). This will allow SACAT to receive and determine disciplinary actions against surveyors.

SACAT can also take disciplinary action including:

  •  A reprimand
  • A fine
  • Imposing conditions on a surveyor’s licence or registration
  • Suspending a surveyor’s licence or registration
  • Cancelling a surveyor’s licence or registration
  • Disqualifying a surveyor from being licensed permanently, for a specified period, until fulfilment of certain conditions or further order
  • Prohibiting the surveyor from carrying on a business as a surveying services provider
  • Prohibiting the surveyor from occupying a position of authority in a trust or a corporate entity that is a surveying provider
  • Varying or revoking a condition imposed.

Applications of this kind will be handled by SACAT’s Administrative & Disciplinary Stream.

When applying to SACAT you must be in a position to:

  • Identify the provision(s) of legislation you rely on.
  • Advise the conduct said to justify the disciplinary findings identifying the relevant provision of legislation relied on.
  • Identify the facts, acts or omissions alleged to constitute the conduct that justifies the disciplinary finding.
  • Provide any supporting documents.
  • pay any applicable fee payable to make an application.

How to apply:

Click here to start an online application.  In the field entitled ‘Type keyword here’ contained within Step 2 type the words ‘local government’ as shown below and then scroll down to select the correct application type.

If you are not sure if you have selected the correct application type you can hover over the ‘question mark’ on the right-hand side to see a brief description of the application you have selected.


If you have any further questions or you would like a staff member from SACAT to assist you in completing the application please call SACAT on 1800 723 767 (and press menu option 4, then 7).


There is a filing fee applicable for this type of application. Payment can be made on-line by credit card at the time of completing the on-line form, or by using one of the other options outlined in the payment section of the on-line form.

Click here to see a list of current fees and information about payment methods and fee waiver options.

Reviews of decisions under the Survey Act 1994 (SA)

SACAT also has jurisdiction to review certain decisions made by the Institution of Surveyors. For more information click here.

SACAT also has original jurisdiction under the Survey Act. For more information click here.

Relevant legislation:

 Survey Act 1992 (SA)