SACAT can review certain decisions made under the Co-operatives National Law (South Australia) Act 2013 (SA).

Types of decisions SACAT can review

SACAT can review the following decisions of the Registrar of Co-operatives (who is the Corporate Affairs Commission):

  • a refusal to approve draft rules
  • a refusal to approve a disclosure statement
  • a refusal to register a co-operative
  • a refusal to approve or register an amendment of the rules of a co-operative
  • a decision about the amount of remuneration of a liquidator
  • a written notice withdrawing a co-operative’s authorisation to carry on business.

Applying for a review

Generally, an application for review of a decision must be lodged within 21 days after the act or decision being appealed against.

In special circumstances, the Tribunal may permit you to make an application after this time.

Before applying to SACAT for a review of a Registrar of Co-operatives decision, you must:

  • Have a copy of the decision which you want to challenge – you should include this with your application.
  • Ensure you are ready to pay the required fee for making an application.

1. Start an online application

2. In the keyword field in Step 2 type the word ‘cooperative’ as shown below and then scroll down to select the correct application type.

If you are not sure you have selected the correct application type, hover over the ‘question mark’ on the right-hand side to see a brief description.

3. Attach a copy of the decision you are seeking to review. You can do this by either:

  • uploading a copy of the decision with your online application
  • emailing the decision to us at sacat@sa.gov.au
  • post the decision to us at GPO Box 2361 Adelaide SA 5001.

You will need to quote your tracking code or file number when sending any correspondence to SACAT.

There is a filing fee applicable for this type of application.

Payment can be made online by credit card at the time of completing the online form, or by using one of the other options outlined in the payment section of the application form.

Current fees and information about payment methods and fee waiver options

I need more help

If you have further questions call SACAT on 1800 723 767 (menu option 4 then option 5 - for reviews of government decisions).

A staff member from SACAT can also help you complete your application over the phone

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