Welcome to Mediation SA

Mediation SA is the South Australian independent non- government provider of mediation and dispute resolution services, assisting people state wide with neighbourhood and community disputes.

Front Page StoryMediation SA is operated by Southern Community Justice Centre.

All service provision is voluntary, non-legal, and confidential and our staff are unbiased and impartial.

Mediation services are provided free of charge.

Areas of assistance include:

  • Abuse or Harassment
  • Animals
  • Clubs and Associations
  • Community Groups
  • Fences and Boundaries
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Noise
  • Personal Family Issues (excluding family law matters)
  • Property Damage
  • Retaining Walls
  • Strata Titles
  • Trees and Vegetation
  • Water Drainage

Mediation SA uses experienced and Nationally Accredited Mediators. Mediation SA is funded by the South Australian Attorney General’s Department with a focus on vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community.

Tips on Successful Mediation

  • Making the Most of Mediation

    Taking part in a mediation process need not be daunting, here are a few ideas:

    • Approach mediation with an open mind
    • Be prepared to compromise
    • Have a range of options ready for discussion
    • Focus on getting the problem resolved not on winning at all costs
    • Participate fully
    • Be polite and courteous to the other party and the mediators
    • Ask for time out if needed
  • Communicating Successfully

    Communication is the key to resolving problems. Here are some suggestions:

    • Listen carefully
    • Clarify the problem
    • Avoid blame
    • Focus on the problem
    • Be prepared to compromise
    • Take responsibility
    • Be courteous
    • Stay calm