SACAT can review certain decisions made under the Dangerous Substances Act 1979 and the Dangerous Substances (Dangerous Goods Transport) Regulations 2008.

Types of decisions SACAT can review

SACAT can review certain decisions made by the Competent Authority:

  • relating to a licence, accreditation or permit
  • issuing a notice under Part 6 of the Act to secure compliance with a requirement imposed by the Act, or averting, eliminating or minimising danger to
    • the health or safety of a person
    • the safety of property
    • the environment that has arisen from an activity involving a dangerous substance
  • not granting an exemption or imposing particular conditions on an exemption
  • relating to a determination and/or approval regarding the transportation of dangerous goods.

Applying for a review

If you are applying for a review of a determination and/or approval regarding the transportation of dangerous goods, you must firstly apply for reconsideration with the Competent Authority under Regulation 167 of the Dangerous Substances (Dangerous Goods Transport) Regulations 2008.

An application for a review must be made—

  1. in the case of a review of a decision to issue a notice under Part 6 of the Act to secure compliance or to avert, eliminate or minimise danger — within 14 days of the receipt of the notice; or
  2. in the case of a review of a determination and/or approval regarding the transport of dangerous goods –  within 28 days of receiving notice of the reconsideration; or
  3. in any other case—within 1 month after the applicant receives notice of the relevant decision,

(Or within such longer period as the Tribunal may allow).

Before applying to SACAT for a review of a 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 words ‘dangerous’ as shown below.

3. Scroll down to select the correct application type as per step 3. If you are not sure you have selected the correct application type, you can hover over the ‘question mark’ on the right-hand side to see a brief description.

4. 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@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 6).

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

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