Purpose-built mediation and conference rooms in the heart of Melbourne’s legal precinct.


Purpose-built mediation and conference rooms in the heart of Melbourne’s legal precinct.

With more than a hundred years in the business of dispute resolution, the Victorian Bar knows how important the mediation process is. We know you’ve chosen mediation to resolve legal issues before they get to Court. We understand the stresses and strains faced by all parties and the need for confidentiality, space and privacy.

We’ve put our experience and knowledge into creating the right space to support parties through mediation, with purpose built rooms and breakouts allowing all parties space for both negotiation and retreat.

We know you need to focus on reaching common ground. Our set-up and support services allow you to do just that.


All rooms contain good quality audio/visual equipment and modern, comfortable adjustable chairs – a bonus for long meetings. The reception areas are also comfortable and welcoming and provide arm chair seating, newspapers, and complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits – a particularly nice touch for users who may be anxious.

Staff at the centre are friendly, efficient and helpful.  They are extremely professional and treat all users of the centre with courtesy and respect.  The booking system is simple to use and the staff always try to accommodate bookings or offer alternative options.

Julie Paxton, Executive Officer

The Victorian Bar Mediation Centre has always been my preferred mediation venue. Now newly refurbished and expanded it is a clear first choice location.

Peter J Pascoe, Barrister

I have been mediating for over 20 years. This centre has always been one of my top choices as a venue for mediation. I recommend this venue to parties because it is a modern, purpose built centre. Booking at the Centre is easy and the staff make the process as seamless as possible. They are warm and welcoming and experienced in understanding the complexities and emotions involved in reaching agreement.

Tim McFarlane, McFarlane Legal

The location is excellent and the rooms are very fit for purpose… An excellent facility. Always my first choice for a venue.

Peter Young AM KC, Mediator

I am a constant ‘user’ of the VicBar Mediation Centre and have been since its commencement. In my opinion, it is the best of all mediation venues. The premises are spacious, with two large mediation rooms, four break-out rooms and an open lounge area. I think that 28 is my record for the number attending a mediation here. Upon arrival, clients and lawyers alike are greeted by the staff whose friendliness relaxes what is often a tense situation, and whose unfailing cooperation during the day is of invaluable assistance to all involved in a mediation.

Stephen Marantelli, Mediator

The space is purpose built for mediation; bright, functional and with natural light and all supporting facilities such as copying, printing, computer, WIFI and skype. The staff is experienced in supporting the specific needs of parties involved in dispute resolution.

Importantly, the Centre and support facilities are available and accessible if required outside normal business hours which is not the norm for other mediation centres.

Carey Nichol, Mediator