SACAT hears and determines disciplinary actions against surveyors under the Survey Act 1992.

What can SACAT do?

Under the Act, SACAT has the power to:

  • reprimand the person
  • impose a fine
  • impose conditions on a surveyor's licence or registration
  • suspend or cancel a surveyor's licence or registration
  • disqualify a surveyor from being licensed permanently, for a specified period, until fulfilment of certain conditions or further order
  • prohibit the surveyor from carrying on a business as a surveying services provider
  • prohibit the surveyor from occupying a position of authority in a truest or a corporate entity that is a surveying provider
  • varying or revoking a condition imposed.

Applying for disciplinary action

When applying to SACAT you must be able 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 ‘surveyor’ 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.

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 by the Institution of Surveyors.