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Equal Opportunity Tribunal

From 1 July 2017 the Equal Opportunity Tribunal transferred to the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET). The SAET will now hear and determine unresolved discrimination, sexual harassment and victimisation complaints that have been referred by the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity; applications for exemptions to the EO Act; and review of the Commissioner's decision to refuse to extend time within which to lodge a complaint.  SAET is separate from the office of the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity and has a different function.

All equal opportunity complaints must be made in the first instance to the Equal Opportunity Commission. Complaints will be referred to SAET when the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity:

  • is of the opinion the matter cannot be resolved by conciliation;
  • has not been able to resolve the matter through conciliation;
  • is of the opinion that the matter should be transferred to SAET whether a conciliation has been attempted or not;
  • has declined to recognise a complaint and the person making the complaint asks for it to be referred to SAET.

Hearings are open to the public, and only the Tribunal can determine whether discrimination has occurred.

Applications to SAET can be made using the following forms. These can be downloaded from the SAET forms page.
A70 - Application for exemption or revocation (EO Act)
A71 - Application to review refusal to extend time (EO Act)

South Australian Employment Tribunal
Phone: (08) 8207 0999
SAET Registry open to public from 8.30am to 5.00pm Mon to Fri.
Email: saet@sa.gov.au
Website: www.saet.sa.gov.au
Mail: South Australian Employment Tribunal
          PO Box 3636 
          RUNDLE MALL SA 5000

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