The Common Sense Approach
To Separation & Divorce

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About Us

Separate Smarter,
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At Bayside Mediation, we understand that separating parents are under considerable stress when navigating either or both parenting and financial disputes. Our registered and highly qualified Family Dispute Practitioners can help you resolve your dispute.

We believe that agreements reached between parents are more successful and longer lasting because you made them. 

  • It is our 10 years anniversary in March
  • We are Australia’s oldest and biggest private Family Dispute Resolution practice.
  • We had an article published in
  • We were a finalist in the Women’s Champions Awards 2022
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Mediation Services

We Specialise in Family Law Matters

Each team member is a qualified Family Dispute Resolutions Practitioner. Registered with the Attorney General’s Department of Australia. In addition to their training and experience in mediation, they often have other qualifications in family law, corporate law, psychology and conflict management.

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The Bayside Mediation


Unlike other Private Family Law Mediators who add a room charge to a client’s cost, or never offer face to face mediation. Bayside Mediation has our own comfortable, spacious and private office spaces. As a proud member of our local community, we love to support our downstairs café. Can we buy you a coffee?


From separation to settlement, our experienced, results-driven team helps families separate smarter. Over 90% of our clients reach a mediated outcome for both child access and/or financial settlements.


Bayside Mediations offices are conveniently located on Highett Road Highett with amble extended parking walking distance to our front door and public transport options. During the current global pandemic, we are also offering video conferencing.

Why Use Family Mediation ?

Dianne talks about the importance of understanding your options under Australian Family Law.

Why Family dispute resolution should be your first port of call, once you have decided to separate.

As a dedicated Family Law Mediation practice, Bayside Mediation offers clients a different perspective on separation and divorce.

We are a real alternative to using solicitors when separating

We design a process that best suits our clients & their children’s needs.

What next? Contact us and as soon as one of our specialist FDR Practitioners is available, they will call you back to discuss all your options.

What People Say About Us

More happy clients

Based on 51 reviews
Belinda Simmons
Belinda Simmons
Very happy that we came across Bayside Mediation. Alina was prompt and very professional in her approach and work. Would happily recommend to anyone going through separation.
amanda meyer
amanda meyer
Dianne was a wonderful mediator and took time to listen and understand as well as suggesting several helpful modifications to allow us to come to a mutual agreement. I highly recommend her services. Thank you Dianne!
patricia wright
patricia wright
Professional, experienced & understanding. They were empathetic, non judgemental & actively listened to all sides. Exceptional service.
Michael Todd
Michael Todd
thank you....i thought Romani facilaited our discussions very well and supported us through the process with a balanced level of care.
Ashleigh Hoogendoorn
Ashleigh Hoogendoorn
Sophie was brilliant. Her initial communication regarding the process was excellent. She was unbiased in her approach and attempted to ensure that both of us came to an acceptable agreement. We willingness to go above and beyond was evident in her email communication throughout the entire process and was so reassuring throughout. Thank you Sophie.
Mr Sparkle Window Cleaning
Mr Sparkle Window Cleaning
It was great to have had help from Bayside mediation, Sophie helped us trough a very difficult time and was very helpful throughout the process, we are very grateful with her and would definitely recommend.
Marina V.
Marina V.
Difficult process of property mediation was handled professionally and promptly by Alina. She is knowledgable, resourceful and hard working. She is also a skilled communicator, supportive and non-judgemental. I am exceptionally pleased with her assistance and would highly recommend her.
Wayne Gale
Wayne Gale
I found Bayside Mediation a great benefit for those entering unknown territory. A split from a partner is never an easy process, the good people at BM made it simple for us. They explained everything very clearly and explained where each person stood. Thank you Bayside Mediation. Moving on happily and without regret.
Danae Conway
Danae Conway
I engaged Dianne at Mediation Matters to assist with coming to an agreement on a single parenting decision. Dianne was prompt to engage the process, clear and upfront with how the mediation would work and what I needed to consider coming into it. Unfortunately my daughters father chose not to attend mediation, however, Dianne provided ongoing support and referrals to assist me even though the mediation was unsuccessful. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. If you genuinely wish to resolve your issues, I believe Dianne has the right approach to help achieve this.

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