SACAT can review certain decisions made under the Electricity Act 1996.

Types of decisions SACAT can review

SACAT can review the following decisions made by the Essential Services Commission:

  • issuing or varying the terms or conditions of an electricity industry entity's licence
  • transferring an electricity industry entity's licence
  • refusing an application for an electricity industry entity licence
  • suspending or cancelling an electricity industry entity's licence.

SACAT can also review a decision of an Authorised Officer to issue an enforcement notice to secure compliance with a requirement imposed by or under the Act.

SACAT can also review a decision of the Technical Regulator about the issue of a direction under the Act.

Applying for a review

Generally, an application for review of a decision must be lodged within 10 working days from the date the notice of the decision is received.

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

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 type the word ‘Electricity Act’ 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
  • 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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