our jurisdictions

Within specified areas of law, or jurisdictions, SACAT can help people resolve issues, can make a decision, and can conduct reviews of Government and SACAT decisions.

These areas are outlined in several laws, which can be viewed on the South Australian Legislation website: www.legislation.sa.gov.au.

The following legislation specifies the areas of law in which SACAT can operate and the cases the Tribunal handles in each jurisdiction.


Relevant legislation

SACAT cases

Date of Conferral

Advance Care Directives Act 2013

Advance Care Directives, Guardianship

29 March 2015

Community Housing Providers (National Law) (SA) Act 2013 

Reviews of decisions made by a community housing provide, or the registration of housing providers

29 March 2015

Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care Act 1995 

Consent to medical treatment

29 March 2015

Controlled Substances Act 1984

Decisions relating to the issue or holding of a poppy cultivation licence or poppy processing licence

16 September 2016

Firearms Act 2015 

Reviews of decisions of the Registrar of Firearms

1 July 2017

First Home and Housing Construction Grants Act 2000

Reviews of the Treasurer’s decisions on objections about first home owner grants, or housing construction grants or seniors housing grants 

11 December 2016

Freedom of Information Act 1991

Reviews of freedom of information determinations; reviews of amendment of record determinations

11 December 2016

Guardianship and Administration Act 1993 

Guardianship, administration, consent to medical treatment 

29 March 2015

Housing Improvement Act 2016

Reviews of certain orders and notices issued by the Housing Improvement Branch.

3 April 2017

Lobbyists Act

Review decisions in relation to the registration of lobbyists

4 April 2016

Local Government Act 1999  

Land valuation reviews arising from the Adelaide City Council and Port Adelaide Enfield Council

29 March 2015

Mental Health Act 2009 

Protectionist jurisdiction arising under the Mental Health Act

29 March 2015

Real Property Act 1886

Reviews of certain decisions made by the Registrar-General

22 April 2015

Residential Parks Act 2007 

Tenancy disputes up to the value of $40,000 arising from Residential Parks

29 March 2015

Residential Tenancies Act 1995 

Tenancy disputes up to the value of $40,000

29 March 2015

Retirement Villages Act 1987 

Tenancy disputes up to the value of $40,000 arising from Retirement Villages

29 March 2015

South Australian Housing Trust Act 1995 

Reviews of Housing SA decisions

29 March 2015

Valuation of Land Act 1971 

Land valuation reviews from decisions of the Valuer-General

29 March 2015