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Become a mediator

The VSBC mediation panels

The VSBC metropolitan and regional and rural mediation panels are made up of mediators with experience in commercial dispute resolution and a passion for helping people to resolve their small business disputes quickly, efficiently and at a low cost.

Mediators serve on the panel for two years. After this period, they may choose to reapply when the next round of applications opens.

Policy for appointing mediators

VSBC mediators need to follow the VSBC policy for appointing mediators.


Fee structures for mediation services are outlined in the VSBC policy for mediation fees.

Applying to become a mediator

The next round of applications to become a member of our metropolitan or regional and rural mediation panel will open in September 2021.

Applicants will need to have:

  • national mediator accreditation under the national Mediator Accreditation System by a recognised Mediator Accreditation Body
  • relevant experience
  • capability to mediate in relevant jurisdictions.

More information

If you have any questions about the VSBC’s mediation panels, please contact Senior Mediation Officer Rebecca McKelvie on (03) 9651 9967 or at rebecca.mckelvie@vsbc.vic.gov.au.

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