Automatic review of an order

SACAT must review all administration orders at intervals of not more than three years after the order has been made.

These are automatic review processes and no application needs to be made by the administrator, the person who the order is about, or any other person.

Sometimes the automatic review will occur on the documents available. At other times a hearing will be conducted.

After the automatic review SACAT can revoke or vary the order if satisfied on the evidence:

  • that the circumstances of the protected person have changed
  • there are no proper grounds or need for it to remain in force.

Cancelling or changing an order

An application to cancel or change an order can be made to SACAT at any time before the set automatic review period if:

  • there is new information
  • a change to the circumstances of a protected person to justify this
  • a person appointed can no longer act in their role.

An application to cancel or change an order can be made by:

  • the person who the order is about
  • the administrator of the person’s estate including the Public Trustee
  • other 'persons responsible' or persons who can satisfy SACAT that they have a proper interest will need to establish a change of circumstances of the protected person, or the Administrator before applying to SACAT to change or cancel the order.

See the forms you might need.