Aquaculture Act

Reviews of decisions made by the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development

From 14 December 2017, SACAT will have a review jurisdiction under the Aquaculture Act 2001. This will enable reviews of certain decisions made by the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development made under the Aquaculture Act 2001 (SA).

Types of Decisions that can be reviewed by SACAT

SACAT can review the following decisions made by the Minister:

  • A decision not to grant a licence for aquaculture
  • Imposition of limitations or conditions on a licence
  • Variation of limitations or conditions
  • The revocation of a licence
  • Transfer or surrender of the licence

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

Time Limits

Generally, an application for review of a decision must be lodged:

  • Within 1 month from the date the decision was issued
  • In special circumstances, the Tribunal may permit you to make an application after this time

Before applying to SACAT for a review of a Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development​ decision, you must:

  1. Have a copy of the decision which you want to challenge – you should include this with your application.
  2. Ensure you are ready to pay the required fee for making an application.

How to apply:

Click here to start an online application.  Please use the following as a guide on how to start your application.

If you have any further questions or you would like a staff member from SACAT to assist you to complete the application over the telephone please call SACAT on 1800 723 767 (menu option 4 then option 5 - for reviews of Government Decisions).

Attach a copy of the decision you are seeking to review:

You must upload a copy of the decision you are seeking to review when completing your on-line application, or you can email the decision to SACAT at , or post the decision to SACAT at GPO Box 2361 Adelaide SA 5001. Please quote your tracking code or file number when sending any correspondence to SACAT.


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. 

Organisations that may be able to assist you:

Relevant legislation: