FDRM Pro Bono Program
Through a dedicated Pro Bono Program, FDRM recognises and acts on its ethical obligation, to enhance access to mediation for disadvantaged individuals. This includes providing specialist mediation services to individuals on a no fee basis for the mediator(s) time (a $75.00 per person administration fee applies in all cases).
All Pro Bono Services are offered through video conferencing ONLY.
All Pro Bono Services are Co-Mediated (2 mediators).
Pro Bono Services Offered
FDR Parenting Mediation
FDR Property Mediation
Standard mediation service.
Up to 90-minutes individual pre-mediation intake session per person (including safety and suitability screening)
Morning or Afternoon joint mediation
Additional morning or afternoon joint mediation sessions ($75.00 admin fee applies for each additional session, per eligible party).
All our mediators are registered FDRP’s and can issue Section 60i forms for FDR Parenting issues that are not commenced or resolved.
Eligibility is on a person-by-person basis, you must be a Centrelink Health Care card holder, or a DVA Gold card holder to apply. Other eligibility criteria may also apply. NOTE: If one party is eligible, and the other is not; then Pro Bono applies to the eligible party ONLY.
Non-Eligible parties are billed at our standard rates of $220.00 per hour for pre-mediation and joint sessions.
Click Here to download the FDRM Pro Bono overview
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