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Aboriginal Services

The Department acknowledges and respects Aboriginal history and culture. This is reflected in its Reconciliation Action Plan 2018/19 to 2020/21 which provides strategies to increase Aboriginal employment and economic development opportunities.

It also provides for involvement in activities such as NAIDOC celebrations, and engaging with Aboriginal people in justice-related initiatives.

Aboriginal Mediation Service

The Aboriginal Mediation Service’s (AMS) aim is to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to resolve conflicts before they escalate into violence or result in court action.

AMS conflict resolution services are:

  • Culturally appropriate
  • Voluntary
  • Confidential
  • Statewide
  • Free.

Types of conflicts that are suitable:

  • Family (not family law)
  • Burial
  • Community
  • Neighbour.

If you are one of the parties involved in a conflict or wanting to make a referral on behalf of a party or parties, contact AMS by phone or email for a confidential discussion with one of our staff.

You will be advised during your discussion with the AMS Case Officer if a referral is required. If so, a referral form will be forwarded to you for completion and returned to AMS.

If the matter is suitable for mediation, a Mediator will be allocated to facilitate the process.

If the matter is not suitable for mediation, alternative options will be discussed with the parties.


It is important for all parties engaging with AMS to understand how their confidential information is protected.

Any contact that you have with AMS is confidential in nature.

AMS will not use any information obtained to your disadvantage.


Contact details

Aboriginal Mediation Service
Department of Justice
Level 23, David Malcolm Justice Centre
28 Barrack Street
Phone: (08) 9264 6176
Freecall: 1800 045 577

Strategic Reform Directorate
Department of Justice
Level 23, David Malcolm Justice Centre
28 Barrack Street
Phone: (08) 9264 6128

Last updated: 16-Apr-2019

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