working at SACAT

SACAT is a general civil and administrative tribunal that provides hearings, and conferences, conciliation and mediation, across a range of areas. 

The Tribunal’s objectives emphasise accessibility, efficiency and fairness and our aim is to provide fair access to justice and excellent service across all our jurisdictions. Tribunal members and staff work together to balance needs in a busy and challenging environment, and achieve this aim. 

SACAT provides a motivating and rewarding work environment where performance is recognised and valued. When you become part of our team you can enjoy the benefits of a rewarding career in a specialist organisation dedicated to best practice.   

Opportunities - administrative staff

From time to time vacancies arise and will be posted on the 'I work for SA' website of the South Australian Government.

Opportunity - Associate

Each year, SACAT will appoint a law graduate as associate to the President of the Tribunal, Justice Judy Hughes. Justice Hughes is also a judge of the Supreme Court as well as President of SACAT.

For a comprehensive list of duties for the associate to the President, please see the attached Job and Person Specification.

The successful applicant will be admitted as a legal practitioner, or undertaking GDLP or a post-admission course. The appointment as an associate will generally be for one year and associates may not undertake other employment (either paid or non-paid) without the permission of the President. Appointment will be at the LE1 level for an admitted practitioner.

If you are interested in the position of associate, please send a covering letter, curriculum vitae, qualifications and academic record to

Opportunities - tribunal members

There are currently no vacancies for tribunal members.

Equal Opportunity

SACAT is a diverse workplace and an equal opportunity employer, meaning that it provides equal opportunity for all employees, regardless of aspects such as:

  • age
  • gender
  • race
  • marital status
  • sexuality
  • pregnancy
  • physical or intellectual impairment
  • family or carer responsibilities.

Graduate Recruitment

The Graduate Recruitment Program seeks to increase the number of university graduates achieving employment in the South Australian Public Sector. The 12-month training and development program provides a comprehensive and challenging induction into a South Australian Public Sector career path. 

SACAT actively seeks candidates through the program, including suitably qualified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander graduates. 

For further information visit the Graduate Recruitment Register.