Fees

In accordance with regulation 10 of the South Australian Employment Tribunal Regulations 2015, fees are payable to SAET in relation to certain proceedings.

What fees are payable?

Fees are payable in proceedings underFees that are payable
The Dust Diseases Act 2005District Court (Civil Jurisdiction) fees apply as if these proceedings were undertaken in the District Court.For the full set of up-to-date fees, please refer to the District Court Regulations or the District Court website.
Section 10 of the Fair Work Act 1994 ie Employment contract disputes (civil actions)It should be noted that a fee is not charged for monetary claims. Applicants and their representatives should consider whether Section 9 of the Act provides a preferable cause of action if the matter is a monetary claim.
Part 5 of the Return to Work Act 2014 ie Recovery of damages (civil action) in accordance with section 26D of the South Australian Employment Act 2014.
Section 6A of the South Australian Employment Tribunal Act 2014 in relation to criminal mattersMagistrates Court (Criminal Jurisdiction) fees apply as if these proceedings were undertaken in the Magistrates Court.For the full set of up-to-date fees, please refer to the Magistrates Court Regulations or the Magistrates Court website.

In accordance with the Crown Proceedings Act 1992, the State Crown is not required to pay any fee.

When are fees payable?

In circumstances when a fee is payable, an application will commence in SAET when both the relevant form is lodged and the fee is paid.

To ensure that your application is not delayed, you should look to make the payment as soon as possible – ideally before or at the time of lodging the relevant form.

Should it later become evident that a fee has not been completely paid, SAET may subsequently cease proceedings.

How can I pay fees?

Pay by Credit Card online

You can pay your fee with your credit card (visa or MasterCard) online using the Commonwealth Bank BPoint facility.  In the reference fields include:

  • Customer reference 1: Name (provide your full name)
  • Customer reference 2: Reason for payment (describe the fee that you are paying)
  • Customer reference 3: Phone / Email (provide a way for us to contact you

Make sure you note your receipt number and include it on the relevant form to confirm payment.

Electronic funds transfer (EFT)

You can make a payment from your bank to SAET (via the Department of Treasury and Finance) with the following details:

Please include “SAET-<your name>” in the bank reference field.

Acc name: Department of Treasury and Finance Operating Account
BSB: 065-266
Acc No: 10019338

Apply to have fees waived

Fees may be waived on application to SAET by lodging an application to waive fees form.