Community housing - providers

SACAT can review many decisions on application by a community housing provider registered under the Community Housing Providers (National Law) (South Australia) Act 2013 or by an entity which has been refused registration.

SACAT reviews decisions by

-    the Minister to order that property be transferred or sold by the community housing provider (section 23 of the Act)
-    Housing SA to withhold consent to the sale, transfer, assignment, mortgage or other dealing with land (section 24 of the Act)

SACAT also reviews the following decisions of registrars:

-    refusing an application for registration
-    refusing an application to vary registration
-    imposing or revoking any additional standard condition of registration
-    issuing binding instructions
-    varying the category of registration
-    cancelling registration
-    refusing an application for the cancellation of registration
-    appointing a statutory manager.

Time limits

-    An appeal  against a decision of the Minister or Housing SA (under the Community Housing Providers (National Law) (South Australia) Act) must be lodged within one month of the date of the decision.
-    An appeal against a decision of a Registrar (under the Community Housing Providers (National Law) (South Australia) Act  must be lodged within 14 days of the decision

-    You may seek an extension of time (ask for it in your application) but do not assume that SACAT will necessarily grant an extension.

Some registered housing cooperatives and housing associations have not yet transitioned to the National Law and continue to be regulated by the SA Cooperative and Community Housing Act 1991. These entities may also seek a review by SACAT of acts or decisions by Housing SA or the Minister.

For more information about registered community housing providers, click here.