Legislation, rules and practice directions

SAET legislation and legal documents


SAET is established by the South Australian Employment Tribunal Act 2014 (the SAET Act) and prescribes how certain aspects of SAET is to operate including:

  • establishment
  • membership
  • jurisdiction
  • principles, powers and procedures
  • review and appeals
  • staff
  • miscellaneous

The Treasurer is the responsible Minister for the SAET Act.

SAET Regulations

South Australian Employment Tribunal Regulations 2015
South Australian Employment Tribunal (Criminal Jurisdiction of Court) Regulations 2017

SAET Rules

Rules of the Tribunal may be made by the President and a Deputy President of the Tribunal after consultation with the Minister.

The current SAET Rules cover a range of issues, including matters of practice and procedure in proceedings before the Tribunal and the manner of presenting documents and information by the parties.

South Australian Employment Tribunal Rules 2017
South Australian Employment Tribunal Fast Track Stream Rules 2020 (18 June 2020)

SAET Practice Directions

The President, in consultation with the Deputy Presidents, may issue Practice Directions in relation to the operation of the rules, and may from time to time rescind or amend any such Practice Direction.

The SAET Practice Directions provide guidance on many different types of applications and processes managed in the Tribunal.

Conferring legislation

Construction Industry Long Service Leave Act 1987Construction Industry Long Service Leave Regulations 2003
Dust Diseases Act 2005Dust Diseases Regulations 2006
Education Act 1972Education Regulations 2012
Fair Work Act 1994Fair Work (General) Regulations 2009
Fair Work (Clothing Outworker Code of Practice) Regulations 2007
Fair Work (Representation) Regulations 2009
Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005Fire and Emergency Services Regulations 2005
Industrial Referral Agreements Act 1986
Long Service Leave Act 1987Long Service Leave Regulations 2002
Police Act 1998Police Regulations 2014
Public Sector Act 2009Public Sector Regulations 2010
Return to Work Act 2014Return to Work Regulations 2015
TAFE SA Act 2012
Technical and Further Education Act 1975
TAFE SA Regulations 2012
Training and Skills Development Act 2008Training and Skills Development Regulations 2008
Work Health and Safety Act 2012Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012

The complete library of South Australian legislation is available at www.legislation.sa.gov.au.