Applying to change or set aside an order

In certain limited circumstances, SACAT may consider an application to change (vary) or set aside a previous order.

Examples of those circumstances include:-

•    inability to attend a previous hearing - where a party is able to produce medical evidence to prove they were unable to attend a previous hearing

•    changed circumstance - where a party’s financial circumstances have changed significantly and the party is unable to meet payments set by a previous order.

However, there must be a proper ground for you to make an application to vary or set aside a previous order. If you simply disagree with a decision made by SACAT, it would not be appropriate to make such an application – you should consider lodging a request for a review of SACAT decision.