Family Dispute Resolution

Family Dispute Resolution, also known as family mediation, helps separated or divorced couples to reach agreements around their children, money or property. Mediation is an alternative to going to court. Reaching an agreement without going to court can save parents or couples a lot of money, time and stress.


Family Dispute Resolution is available for parents, carers and other family members. It's a chance to talk about the children and discuss future parenting arrangements. We help people to talk with respect and focus on what the children need. We can also offer a Child Consultation to assist parents with their decision making.


We can also help separated couples discuss their money, debts and property. You do not need to have children to get help with property issues.


Mediation is confidential. This means that everything you discuss with us is private. We may have to report something that threatens your safety or the safety of others.


Family Relationship Centre

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Relationships Australia operates the Family Relationship Centre in the Northern Territory which specialises in providing support, information, referrals and family dispute resolution (mediation) to separated families.  For more information click here.




This service is for people involved in separation. 

This includes separated couples, grandparents, carers and other family members.

Our fees are affordable and vary according to your income. When you call to make an appointment, our intake officers will discuss fees with you.

Face-to-face sessions are available in Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs.

Phone or video sessions are available for people all over the Northern Territory.

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