Posted on 12 Nov 2018
A fast track mediation and hearing service starts in Bendigo and Shepparton this month.
VCAT and the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria proudly partner to provide the fast track mediation and hearing service, to help regional Victorians resolve civil disputes up to $5000.
We are extending the service, which began in Melbourne in 2017, after successfully rolling it out in Geelong and Warrnambool earlier this year. The service is available in Bendigo from 12 November and Shepparton from 20 November.
This is part of a four-year expansion, which will see the service extend across regional Victoria and a gradual increase in the monetary limit up to $15,000.
To support design and delivery, the Victorian Government is providing $6.26 million over four years to the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria.
To find out how the service works, see our Fast track hearing and mediation page.