Farm Debt Mediation

​​​​ The Tasmanian Government has committed to introducing a legislated farm debt mediation scheme in Tasmania that will help farmers in financial stress deal with their creditors.

Have your say

We are seeking submissions on a farm debt mediation Consultation Paper:

  Proposed Legislated Farm Debt Mediation Consultation Paper   (139Kb)

Your input on this Paper will help to inform the development of the new Tasmanian farm debt mediation scheme.

How to make a subm​​ission​

Forward submissions by 11.59pm Friday 5 February 2021​ to:​

Farm Debt Mediation Working Group
GPO Box 44 
Hobart TAS 7001


What will the Farm Debt Mediation Scheme include​?

The Farm Debt Mediation scheme will provide:
  • a structured negotiation process with a neutral and independent mediator to help farmers and lenders communicate effectively and come to a formal agreement about the management of farm debts
  • an efficient, inexpensive and fair process for resolving debt problems early, as an alternative to a drawn-out, expensive and stressful court process for farmers and lenders 
  • assistance to address power imbalances that may exist between stressed farm businesses and their creditors
  • resources to farmers to help them negotiate their own protections when dealing with lenders 
  • the statutory right to participate in mediation before creditors can take enforcement action


PO Box 46
Kings Meadows TAS 7249
Phone: 1300 292 292
Fax: (03) 6777 5100

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