Free mediation service for neighbour disputes

Published 25th January, 2016 in Family & Community Services

Got a dispute you can’t fix with your neighbour? Then take it to a Community Justice Centre (CJC) for free mediation in a safe and neutral environment.

Curious dog peers through broken wooden fence
The community Justice Centre offers free mediation for neighbours disputing issues like fences.

The service allows people in dispute to put forward their point of view and listen to the concerns of others with the help of a professional mediator.

Mediators don’t make judgments, work equally with all parties, and in most cases an agreement will be reached. Mediation can also provide a less stressful option than bickering over the fence or taking costly legal action.

The service is available statewide and CJCs will arrange a session at a convenient location for all involved.

In 2014-15 1,348 mediations were carried out, and the top 10 neighbourhood mediation topics were about:

  1. Trees
  2. Fences
  3. Animals
  4. Privacy
  5. Children
  6. Access
  7. Retaining walls
  8. Common facilities
  9. Trespass
  10. Plumbing

Get in touch with a Community Justice Centre or call 1800 990 777.

Published 25th January, 2016 in Family & Community Services