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Acts conferring jurisdiction

SACAT legislation

Below is a brief outline of the relevant acts that confer jurisdiction on the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT).

The key legislation for any area operating under SACAT, is the legislation of the particular area, for example for matters about Guardianship, it will be the Guardianship and Administration Act 1993 (SA). This is because procedure and processes may be different under a relevant Act (see below).

The law handbook contains this information under the various chapters about the relevant Acts, such as Housing, Guardianship and Administration, Advance Directives, etc.

The Legislation which establishes and sets out the functions of SACAT is the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2013 (SA) and both the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Regulations 2015 (SA) and South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Fees) Regulations 2017 (SA)– references below are to the sections in this legislation and the regulations.

Relevant Acts are those which confer jurisdiction on SACAT (they give the power for SACAT to deal with matters under that Act) and they prevail if there is inconsistency with the SACAT legislation [s 4]. Current relevant Acts include (but are not limited to) the following:

For a full list of relevant Acts which confer jurisdiction on SACAT see the SACAT website.

Acts conferring jurisdiction  :  Last Revised: Mon Dec 3rd 2018
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