SACAT hears and determines disciplinary actions against second-hand vehicle dealers under the Second-Hand Vehicle Dealers Act 1995.

What can SACAT do?

Under the Act, SACAT has the power to:

  • reprimand the person
  • impose a fine not exceeding $100,000
  • in the case of a person who is licensed as a dealer—
    • impose conditions or further conditions on the licence
    • suspend the licence for a specified period or until the fulfilment of stipulated conditions or until further order
    • cancel the licence
  • impose conditions as to the conduct of the person or the person's business as a dealer
  • disqualify the person from being licensed under this Act
  • prohibit the person from being employed or otherwise engaged in the business of a dealer
  • prohibit the person from being a director or having an interest in a body corporate that is a dealer.

Applying for disciplinary action

When applying to SACAT you must be in a position to:

  • Identify the legislative provision(s) you rely on.
  • State and describe the conduct said to justify the disciplinary findings, and identify the relevant legislative provisions relied upon.
  • Identify the facts, acts or omissions alleged to constitute the conduct that justifies the disciplinary finding.
  • Provide any supporting documents.
  • Pay any relevant application fees.

  1. Start an online application.
  2. In the keyword field in Step 2 type the word ‘second-hand’ as shown below and then scroll down to select the correct application type.

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 7 - for disciplinary jurisdiction)

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

SACAT can also review certain decisions made under the Second-Hand Vehicle Dealers Act 1995.