State Administrative Tribunal

SAT Building and artwork

SAT Building and artwork

SAT Building and artwork

SAT Building and artwork

SAT Building and artwork

SAT Building and artwork


Images: Public artwork on Levels 1 to 6 in the State Administrative Tribunal Building by Clare McFarlane. Title of Work: 'Levels of a Forest, 2015';  Level 1 - Leaf Litter; Level 2 - Undergrowth; Level 3 - Trunks; Level 4 - Branches; Level 5 - Canopy; Level 6 - Clouds and Sky.

Important Information About COVID-19

Important Information - SAT hearings and mediations in light of COVID-19 social distancing measures

In regard to current and future listings of the State Administrative Tribunal please note:

  • Face masks are to be worn within the Tribunal at all times, unless you can produce evidence of a medical exemption or you are requested to remove your mask by a presiding member or Judge.

  • Directions, hearings and mediations will, where possible, be conducted by telephone, or video conference. Where it is necessary and appropriate to do so, the parties may be required to attend in person.

  • The manner in which final hearings are conducted (in person, by telephone or by video conference) will be determined by the presiding member, having regard to the nature of the matter and the interests of Justice.

Information About COVID-19

In order to protect the health and well-being of our staff, parties to proceedings, and all users of the SAT building, in light of the risks posed by COVID-19, the following measures have been implemented at the SAT, and will continue to apply until further notice:

  • DO NOT enter the SAT building if you are unwell, have returned from overseas within the past 14 days, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive to COVID-19. If that is the case, please call the SAT on 9219 3111 and staff will assist you.

  • Please wear a face mask at all times in the building unless you can produce evidence of a medical exemption or you are asked by a presiding member or Judge to remove it.

  • If you have documents to file at the SAT, the most convenient way to do so is through the e-courts portal or otherwise by email. Documents can also be lodged by post or fax or by leaving them in the secure box at the SAT Registry counter.

If you are not directly involved in a proceeding in the SAT, please consider whether you need to come into the SAT building. That will assist in reducing the potential for transmission of COVID-19.



The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) in Western Australia deals with a broad range of administrative, commercial and personal matters. These matters span human rights, vocational regulation, commercial and civil disputes, and development and resources issues.

The Tribunal is the primary place for the review of decisions made by Government agencies, public officials and local governments. It also makes a wide variety of original decisions.

Before completing an application under the Guardianship & Administration Act 1990 the following may assist in determining if you can or need to bring an application before the Tribunal.

SAT eLodgment

The Tribunal's electronic case management system (ECMS) is available through the eLodgement system on the eCourts Portal. The eCourts Portal can be used for managing proceedings in the Tribunal and all Western Australian Courts, and it is available for use by the legal profession, government agencies and self-represented litigants.

Benefits of eLodgment include the ability to lodge applications and forms electronically, and to access documents and orders anytime.

Proceedings in the Tribunal’s jurisdiction are commenced by filing originating documents. All Tribunal originating documents are available to be lodged via the Portal. Once completed, you will receive a matter number for your reference and you will be able to file other (non-originating) documents using the ECMS. You can lodge:

  • Tribunal forms, which can be obtained from the Tribunal's website, completed and submitted; or
  • other documents, in which case you should select the appropriate document name from the options in the Portal, and then upload the complete document.

Filing fees are paid online and all court orders and listings can be accessed electronically by parties to the proceedings.

For more information see eLodgement.

Guardianship and Administration

Guardianship and Administration information and options available for people who may no longer be able to make reasonable decisions for themselves.

Those who are the subject of an application may find this fact sheet helpful "What to expect at a hearing (easy read)".

If you need to make an application under the new Guardianship and Administration provision section 110ZZ please telephone the Tribunal on 9219 3111.


Annual Report Available
The SAT Annual Report for the 2020 – 2021 financial year has now been published and is available to the public on the Annual Report Page of the website. [25/01/2022]
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SAT Application Wizard Decommissioned
The SAT Application Wizard has now been decommissioned and is no longer available. [29/12/2021]
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Vale Senior Member Lisa Eddy
The Judges, Members and staff of the SAT are deeply saddened by the passing of Senior Member Lisa Eddy on Sunday 18 April 2021 [20/04/2021]
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Annual Report Available
The SAT Annual Report for the 2019 - 2020 financial year has now been published. [19/10/2020]
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Increase in SAT Fees
SAT's fees have increased as of Saturday, 1 August 2020. [04/08/2020]
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