State Administrative Tribunal

How do I apply?

The easiest way to apply to SAT is by using the SAT Application Wizard, and this is available for most application types.

If you are applying under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990 then you will need to do this via the  eCourts portal.

If you are applying under section 13(7) of the Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act 1985 you will need to do this via the eLodgment.

In special circumstances hard copy application forms can be requested by contacting SAT.

Before you submit your application to SAT, there are a number of issues you may need to consider.

What evidence do I need to support my application?

Depending on the type of application you wish to submit, you may have to attach relevant documents to your application form. 

When you have generated the ‘Overview’ document in the Application Wizard it will also have a download called a ‘Practice Note’.  There are numerous practice notes and the Overview will have the specific practice note for your application.  The practice note gives you details on how to complete the application, what supporting documents are required, how to serve the other parties (if required) and information about the hearing process and possible outcomes for your matter.

If you are unsure about what documents you need to lodge please contact SAT.

What do I do with my application?

You can post or hand deliver your application, with the required fee (if applicable), to SAT.

By post:

GPO Box U1991
Perth WA 6845

In person: 

Level 6, 565 Hay Street, Perth WA

In special circumstances, such as when an applicant lives in a remote location, SAT’s Executive Officer may agree to the application being emailed or faxed.  If you have special needs please contact SAT to discuss.

You will also need to give copies of the application to the parties named in the application, in the required manner.  See Serving the Application for more details.

Remember to keep a copy of the application for your records. 

Is there any time limit on when I can make my application?

Depending on the type of application you are making, there may be a time limit on your application. You can view the Time Limits page for more information.

Access to information

To request access to information held by the State Administrative Tribunal under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990 please complete the following: Request for access to transcripts and or documents under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990

To request access to a non-guardianship and/or administration Transcript please complete the following form: Request for Transcript

To make a request for written reasons for a decision please complete the following: Request for Written Reasons for a Decision

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 1992 (the FOI Act) provides access to information held by the State Administrative Tribunal.

To request access to information held by the State Administrative Tribunal under the FOI Act please complete the following: Freedom of Information Application for access to documents

  • Under the Act applications for information must be processed within 45 days of receipt.
  • Requests for non-personal information require an application fee of $30 before the application can be processed.
  • Clause 5 of the Glossary to the FOI Act provides that a document relating to a court (including a Tribunal) is not to be regarded as a document of the court (the agency) unless it relates to matters of an administrative nature.
  • If the request is denied, an application for an Internal Review can be made to the Executive Manager of the State Administrative Tribunal.
  • Anyone still not satisfied with a decision regarding release of information may lodge a request for a formal review with the Information Commissioner.

Last updated: 28-Aug-2019

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