Civil Claims Program

DSCV provides a mediation service for defended civil claims at some Magistrates’ Courts. This service is a quick and inexpensive way for the parties to resolve their civil claim without having to go through a court hearing. The service is available only for civil claims under $40,000.

Suitable cases will be referred to DSCV at court for assessment or mediation. Interested parties can also contact DSCV without waiting for their matter to get to court.

This program operates at the following Magistrates’ Courts:
Metro – Broadmeadows, Dandenong, Frankston, Heidelberg, Moorabbin, Ringwood, Sunshine, and Werribee.
Regional – Ararat, Bairnsdale, Ballarat, Benalla, Bendigo, Castlemaine, Cobram, Corryong, Echuca, Edenhope, Geelong, Hamilton, Hopetoun, Horsham, Kerang, Korumburra, Kyneton, La Trobe Valley, Mansfield, Maryborough, Mildura, Myrtleford, Nhill, Portland, Robinvale, Sale, Seymour, Shepparton, St. Arnaud, Stawell, Swan Hill, Wangaratta, Warrnambool, Wodonga, Wonthaggi.