Under the Police Act 1998 (SA) SAET can review decisions that terminate the employment of a member of SA Police or transfer a member to another position.

SAET can review decisions related to:

  • termination during probation
  • termination due to physical or mental disability or illness
  • termination for unsatisfactory performance.

Who can apply?

If you are a member or former member of SA Police, you can apply for a review of a decision that terminated your employment.

What do I need to do?

If your termination occurred while you were on probation or for illness or disability grounds, your application must be made within 28 days of you receiving written notice of the decision to terminate.

If you believe a decision to transfer you was related to alleged misconduct, your application to review must be made within 14 days of you receiving written notice of the decision.

What can I expect?

If SAET is satisfied that the transfer is in the nature of a punishment, SAET may do one or more of the following: quash the decision, send the matter back to the Police Commissioner for reconsideration or make a recommendation for settlement.


Please obtain the relevant form(s) via the SAET Forms page. 

Is there a cost?


Where can I find more information?

You may wish to contact your union or a lawyer for assistance if you have further questions.

You can contact the SAET Registry if you have questions about the process.