Better Place Australia (previously called FMC A form of alternative dispute resolution where an independent person (a mediator) is appointed to help the parties come to agreement. Mediators do not decide the outcome of the dispute. They help the parties consider the issues and best possible outcome. Parties may choose to use mediation instead of going to court, or the court may order the parties to go to mediation as a way of avoiding a court hearing. See also arbitration; conciliation; negotiation. and Counselling Victoria)
Head office: Level 1, 16 Park Road, Cheltenham Vic 3192
Tel: 1800 639 523; 9556 5333
Better Place provides free financial counselling throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria.
Victorian Aboriginal Health Formal delivery of legal documents to a person to tell them there are court proceedings against them which they must defend, or to make sure a witness in a case knows when they have to go to court to give evidence. (VAHS)
VAHS Family Counselling Service,
238–250 Plenty Road, Preston Vic 3072
Tel: 9403 3300
VAHS provides free financial counselling to members of Victoria’s Indigenous communities.