In May 2000 the new Supreme Court Rules 2000 adopted mediation as part of the civil litigation process. Under the Supreme Court Rules Part 20, a judge is able to direct parties to attend a mediation. Parties may also voluntarily participate in mediation.
All mediators regularly travel to district registries in other regions of the State to ensure that each Court Registry has mediation services available.
There is a fee for each Conference, usually shared equally between the parties.
Scheduled mediation conference dates, and all booking requested should be made by emailing the Court at SupremeCourt@supremecourt.tas.gov.au
Telephone: Hobart: 6165 7451; Launceston: 6777 2875