Tasmanian Family Law Pathways

Relationships Australia Tasmania

Family Mediation Service

The Family Mediation Service is located at the Hobart Family Relationship Centre. This service provides confidential information, support, referrals and family dispute resolution (mediation) to help couples who are separating to resolve a range of disputes.

Services Include:
  • property settlement
  • financial matters
  • parenting arrangements

Family dispute resolution is a three step process as follows:
1. Individual intake and assessment
2. Education session regarding children's needs (for parenting matters), the family dispute resolution process and strategies to help with communication and negotiation
3. Joint family dispute resolution session(s)
In this process, the family dispute resolution practitioner (mediator) assists you to communicate with each other about what is important to you and how to make decisions about resolving your dispute. They are independent and neutral and do not give legal advice but can provide information and advice to help address any issues relating to your separation.

The Family Mediation Service is a fee-for-service program. Any concerns about your ability to pay the fee can be discussed with your family dispute resolution practitioner (mediator).


Mediation / Family Dispute Resolution

How to Contact:

Phone: 1300 364 277



20 Clare Street
New Town, TAS, 7008

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

Disability Access:
Parking, Ground Floor, Wheelchair access