Free mediation service for neighbour disputes

Published: 27 Sep 2016

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.

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.

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