You can choose to be represented by another person at most hearings. These representatives can include:
- a lawyer,
- a person with particular knowledge or experience (not including expertise obtained by being involved in another proceeding), or
- anyone authorised by the SAT Rules or Regulations.
SAT may also appoint a representative if the person is unrepresented (for example in mental health appeals), or a litigation guardian if the person is not of full legal capacity.
You will need to advise SAT of any representative that may be present in a hearing. This can be done by filing a notice of representative form with SAT, or indicating in a Guardianship and Administration application that a representative will be present. You can contact SAT for further information on this process.
The SAT Rules apply unless an enabling Act provides otherwise, or an applicant involved in a minor proceeding makes a ‘no representation’ election.
The State Administrative Tribunal Act says:
- a body corporate can be represented by its director, secretary or other officer;
- a public sector body can be represented by an authorised public sector employee; and
- a public sector employee whose performance or purported performance of their duties is the subject of the application, may be represented by another public sector employee
Last updated: 22 August 2023
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