The Community Mediation Centre (CMC) operates under the Community Mediation Unit, a department of the Ministry of Law.
The CMC provides mediation services to help resolve social, interpersonal/relational, community or family disputes that do not involve an arrestable offence (where police are legally empowered to arrest without a warrant) under any written law. Our motto – ‘Building Bridges To Reconciliation’ – aptly reflects the work of the CMC.
Mediation sessions are conducted by the CMC’s panel of community mediators who are volunteers and respected members of society from all walks of life, different age groups, ethnicities and professions. These CMC mediators are able to conduct mediation sessions in a variety of local languages and dialects. Thus, the CMC is able to appropriately match mediators with the relevant skills and experience to handle the community dispute at hand.
Mediation at the CMC offers the following key benefits:
- Private and confidential
- Saves time and cost (Each mediation session usually lasts between 1 to 2 hours and the dispute can be resolved within one session. The only cost to be incurred is a $5 administrative fee, which will be paid by the applicant.)
- Flexible and informal
- Seeks win-win solutions
- Preserves post-conflict relationships
Disputes suitable for mediation include those between:
- family members (excluding family violence)
- landlords and tenants, co-tenants
If you are unsure whether your case is suitable for mediation, or if you are interested to register for mediation, please approach the CMC by calling our hotline, 1800-225-5529. Staff will evaluate and advise on the suitability of each case for mediation.
Hotline: 1800 225 5529
Fax: 6227 9201
Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 5.00pm
Sat: 8.30am to 12.00pm