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What About the Children? 

Guide for separating parents to assist their children to cope with this life adjustment.

Share the Care 

A resource to help separating or separated parents collaboratively plan their parenting with the best interests of their child as a priority.

Why Am I Going to Relationships Australia? 

Helpful booklet to aid conversations with children, helping them to understand the family mediation process and what to expect from their visit to Relationships Australia.

Family Connect

Online interactive resource to help set children and young people up for success and good mental health. Connect as a family while focusing on the four key skills of Listening, Appreciation, Emotional and Self-responsibility.

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Family Mediation

Our Family Mediation services help separated couples reach agreements regarding their children. An independent, impartial mediator will assist parties to reduce conflict, negotiate outcomes, and develop techniques to deal with future disputes.

Mediation is available for parents, carers and other family members. Mediation helps people talk with respect and focus on the best outcome for their children.

Common topics include:

  • Living arrangements
  • Communication
  • Co-parenting
  • Decision making
  • Sharing costs 


At Relationships Australia Canberra & Region, we also offer a Child Informed Practice which brings your child’s perspective into the mediation process.

Through Child Informed Practice, a child consultant advocates for the needs of the child. Hearing how their child is experiencing the changes in their family life can help parents to make arrangements that are most beneficial to the child.


Fees for family mediation services are charged based on a sliding scale according to your income, ensuring accessibility for all people. Our team will discuss fees with you at the time of booking.

Related Services

Children’s Contact Service

Facilitates contact between young people and their families following a family separation or breakdown.

Property & Financial Mediation

Services to help separated couples negotiate a mutually agreed outcome regarding the division of their property or finalisation of financial affairs.