About SAT

The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) is an independent body that makes and reviews a range of administrative decisions. These range from reviews of multi-million dollar tax judgments and dog destruction orders to disciplinary proceedings, guardianship questions and town planning and compensation issues.

SAT receives its power to hear matters from a large number of different pieces of legislation – such as the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990, or the Planning and Development Act 2005. Before SAT was established, these were heard by many different government bodies, and SAT was established to make the legal process more efficient, flexible, and informal for parties.

SAT's approach is informal, flexible and transparent. SAT:

SAT's objectives are set out in the State Administrative Tribunal Act 2004. 

The main objectives of SAT in dealing with matters within its jurisdiction are:

For more information, you can read SAT’s annual reports or browse the website to:

Last updated: 19-Dec-2013

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