Tasmanian Family Law Pathways

Positive Solutions

Positive Solutions: Mediation and Dispute Resolution

Positive Solutions began in 1991 as the "Community Mediation Service Tasmania" At that time, Positive Solutions dealt primarily with neighbourhood and community disputes.
In 1996 we expanded our services to include family and separation mediation, as a result of receiving funding from the Federal Attorney-General. This funding has continued and extends to Launceston and the East Coast.
In 2012 Positive Solutions became owners of ‘MW Plus’ Employee Assistance Programs, and added a suite of contracts with large and medium sized employers. Thus we provide professional counselling and mediation services to employees and their families.

With skilled mediators and counsellors

Services Include:
  • Mediation - neighbourhood, workplace, community;
  • Family dispute resolution (FDR); Family Dispute Resolution is an alternative to resolving disputes in the Family Court, and in most cases family law disputes can be resolved faster and with less conflict and expense. Whether you have been in a registered marriage, de facto or same sex relationship, Family Dispute Resolution helps separated couples reach fair solutions and practical agreements for both parenting and property matters.

Mediation and Dispute Resolution is available to all people regardless of gender, social or economic status, lifestyle choice, age, religion or cultural background.
Fees – with a variety of services and changing subsidy we ask you to phone 1800 064 039 and ask, they vary from Free, to subsidised for family mediation to commercial rates. As a ‘Not for Profit’ organisation they tend to be low.


Mediation / Family Dispute Resolution

How to Contact:

Contact: Reception

Phone: 1800 064 039



162 Macquarie Street
Hobart, TAS, 7000

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