The South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) is a state tribunal that assists people to resolve specific types of civil and administrative law disputes.
SACAT commenced on 30 March 2015 replacing work performed by the Guardianship Board, Residential Tenancies Tribunal and Housing Appeals Panel. In addition, SACAT also has the responsibility for appeals previously made to the District Court on Guardianship Board and Residential Tenancies Tribunal matters, and land valuation appeals previously made to the Supreme Court.
SACAT handles cases in the following areas:
- housing disputes such as residental tenancy, residential parks, rooming houses and retirement villages
- consent to medical treatment
- advance care directives
- mental health.
SACAT also deals with reviews of government decisions.
In addition to traditional hearings, SACAT has a strong focus on alternative dispute resolution.
SACAT is located at Level 4, 100 Pirie Street, Adelaide and also Level 8, 85 North East Road, Collinswood.
Further information about SACAT is available from their website.
"SACAT" by Nick Pullman (25/02/2015)