This information is useful for legal practitioners - see Preparing for a hearing for general advice.


In any SACAT matter, the Tribunal will be operating under at least two pieces of legislation -

See our jurisdiction list for more details.

Making an application

SACAT is a digital tribunal - this means all applications are made online through our website.

You can register for an account to keep track of your applications or apply as a guest for one-off applications.

Accompanying documentation can be uploaded with your application or sent by email at using the lodgement number or SACAT reference number.

Representing a party

Most parties who appear in SACAT are unrepresented.

Whether a party has a right to representation will depend on their rights under both the SACAT Act and the relevant conferring legislation.

To determine if your client has a right to be represented - or if an application will need to be made - see: