SACAT can review certain decisions made under the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989

Types of decisions SACAT can review

SACAT can review decisions made by the Minister for Environment and Water or Pastoral Board:

  • varying the conditions of a pastoral lease
  • not extending the term of a pastoral lease
  • refusing to consent to a transfer, assignment, mortgage sublet or other dealing with a pastoral lease
  • cancelling a pastoral lease or imposing a fine on a lessee for breach of lease conditions
  • requiring a property plan
  • delineating a public access or stock route over pastoral land.

SACAT can also review a rent determination made by the Valuer-General for a pastoral lease.

SACAT will also have original jurisdiction to vary conditions of a lease when the Minister decides to reacquire part of the pastoral land subject to a lease.

Applying for a review

Generally, an application for review of a decision must be lodged within

  • 3 months of receiving notice of the decision
  • 1 month of the date of receiving notice of the rent determination.

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 ‘pastoral’ 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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