DARWIN Suite 28/16 Charlton Court, Woolner, NT 0820
0418 562 586
BRISBANE Level 22 Northbank 69, Ann St, Brisbane QLD 4000
0418 562 586

About Us

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Northern Mediators provide Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services in Northern Australia designed to facilitate and assist individuals, families, communities and organisations to resolve conflict in a cost effective and efficient manner.

Our ADR processes are designed to manage conflict and produce mutually beneficial outcomes by empowering participants to:

  • maintain control of their decisions and options;
  • avoid adversarial and costly legal battles;
  • choose cost effective and efficient alternatives; and
  • limit blame and move forward.

What is mediation:

We specialise in mediation, which is the process through which those in conflict are supported to identify issues, establish common ground, generate options and reach agreement to resolve dispute.

The mediator acts impartially to facilitate positive and collaborative discussion between the parties in dispute, rather than give advice or make decisions for the participants.

Why Northern Mediators:           

  • Northern Mediators has many years’ connection with Northern Australia. The personal and professional backgrounds of our practitioners has been forged in the north Australian context and we are therefore able to provide a specialised service based on our particular knowledge of the region and its people.
  • Northern Mediators is committed to developing a partnership with our clients and working on issues progressively rather than offering a one-off quick fix approach.  We recognise that in repairing / restoring functional relationships (commercial, workplace, community, family or otherwise) that the process takes time and we may need to revise and revisit agreements to ensure sustainability.
  • Northern Mediators’s practitioners are leaders in the field of mediation, not only practising but constantly developing their expertise and skill.   This ensures they are able to provide the highest quality mediation and conciliation services which assist parties throughout urban, regional and remote Northern Australia to resolve issues in dispute.
  • Northern Mediators practitioners are neutral and objective.   They ensure that the mediation is fair, and focuses on generating beneficial options while facilitating an outcome through reality testing.
  • Northern Mediators’s practitioners are nationally accredited.  They are highly experienced legal or social science practitioners with a proven track record facilitating complex disputes.
  • Northern Mediators’s specific expertise relates to disputes in the following areas
    • family;
    • relationships;
    • wills and estates;
    • retail and residential tenancy;
    • commercial;
    • agricultural;
    • environmental;
    • native title;
    • mining;
    • franchise;
    • workplace; and
    • community.



Northern Mediators specialises in assisting individuals, families, communities and organisations in Northern Australia.  Our mediators have lived and worked in both public and private sector organisations in the region.  They have expertise in working successfully with both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and issues, as well as involvement with mining companies and communities.

Northern Mediators promotes a collaborative and non-adversarial approach to resolving disputes.  We are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients while ensuring solutions are enduring and sustainable.



Our practitioners possess the depth of experience and expertise required for successful family, workplace, commercial and community dispute resolution in Northern Australia.

Northern Mediators will work with you to ensure you are matched with a mediator who can meet your needs and ensure your confidence and well being during the dispute resolution process.  We will ensure the physical environment for your mediation protects your safety and any other concerns you may have.  We can conduct sessions face to face in our meeting facilities or by telephone or video link and sometimes a combination of these.  We will work flexibly to arrange sessions that work for you and support you to achieve a positive outcome.



As a leading provider of ADR services in Australia’s north, our vision is to empower individuals, families, communities and organisations to resolve conflicts and disputes in a respectful, fair and enduring way.

Our vision is achieved through a highly professional network of specialist mediators with experience in the region who facilitate fair, efficient and effective outcomes for people experiencing conflict across all types of dispute.