Farm debt mediation overview

Farm debt mediation is a simple process that is:

  • voluntary
  • confidential
  • quick
  • accessible
  • affordable.

It is compulsory for banks and other creditors to offer mediation to farmers before commencing debt recovery proceedings on farm mortgages.

Farm Debt Mediation Act 2011

The objective of mediation under the Farm Debt Mediation Act 2011 is to provide for the efficient and equitable resolution of farm debt disputes.

Further information

Contact

Call us on 136 186 and ask for the Farm Debt Mediation Officer.
Email: farm.debt@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Page last updated: 16 Sep 2021