Individuals, organisations, vocational boards and government agencies can apply to the State Administrative Tribunal to make decisions, settle disputes and review decisions.
Which matters can be brought to the SAT?
A wide range of issues can be brought before the SAT, but they all depend on laws that specifically empower the SAT to make a decision. These laws include Acts, regulations or town planning schemes and are referred to here as enabling laws.
To bring a matter before the SAT you must identify the relevant enabling law. The SAT has designed the SAT Wizard to help you.
How can the SAT help you?
In this part of the website you can:
- start an application using the SAT Wizard;
- check the enabling laws using the SAT Wizard;
- read the requirements for each application using the SAT Wizard; and
- find out the who, where, when and how of applying to the SAT.
Advice for first time users
Before you start your application we suggest you read Before Applying.
Steps for applying to the SAT
- Choose the relevant law
- Read the overview
- Fill in the form
- Deliver or post to the SAT
- Pay any required fee
- Give a copy to affected people (this does not apply to applications under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990).
- Keep a copy for your records
Practice notes explaining practices and procedures have been developed and are available for download on the website.
The information on this website is provided to assist people dealing with the State Administrative Tribunal.
However, it is not legal advice.
If you are unsure about your application or any aspect of a hearing before the SAT, you should seek legal advice. Contact details for the legal profession can be found under Links.
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