SACAT can review certain decisions made under the Motor Vehicles Act 1959

Types of decisions SACAT can review

SACAT can review decisions made by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles relating to:

  • the registration of motor vehicles
  • drivers licences
  • towtrucks
  • disabled persons' parking permits.

SACAT can also review the decision of a local council to refuse to make a disability parking arrangement near a place of employment, or to revoke or vary this arrangement.

Applying for a review

An application for review must be made within 28 days of the decision.

If the Registrar or Local Council has not given their reasons and you need those within one month, the time for applying for a review runs from the time you receive the written statement of reasons.

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 ‘motor vehicles’ 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, you can 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
  • 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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