SACAT can review certain decisions made under the Veterinary Practice Act 2003.

Types of decisions SACAT can review

SACAT can review the following decisions made by the Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia:

  • a refusal by the Board to register or reinstate the registration of a person
  • imposing conditions on a person's registration
  • refusing to vary or revoke a condition imposed by the Board on a person's registration
  • refusing to grant a waiver or modification under the Act in relation to a person or a person's registration
  • a direction made by the Board to remove a person from a register
  • a decision made by the Board in proceedings regarding medical fitness
  • a refusal by the Board to accredit a facility as a veterinary hospital
  • a decision to suspend or cancel the accreditation of such a facility.

Applying for a review

An application for review must be made within 1 month of the making of the determination by the Board.

Before applying to SACAT for a review 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 ‘veterinary’ 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 6).

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

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