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Become a mediator

We are now seeking applications from mediators interested in joining our metropolitan or regional and rural mediation panels for the coming two years. Applications will be accepted until COB 23 September 2019, unless extended.

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.

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.

Application process

If you are interested in becoming a VSBC mediator, you can apply using the Metropolitan mediation panel application form or Regional and rural mediation panel application form. With your application, you can submit a Word document with your written responses to the application form’s questions about your professional experience, areas of specialist accreditation and personal approach to mediation.

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.

Selection process

You will be notified by email once you have submitted your application. During the selection process, the VSBC will take your demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience into consideration. If you are shortlisted, you may be asked to attend interview.

More information

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

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