Farm Debt Mediation (WA) Scheme

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The Farm Debt Mediation Scheme in Western Australia is available to assist farm and pastoral businesses and financial institutions resolve disputes about business financial arrangements. The Scheme provides an opportunity to address issues and disputes through a low cost and non-legal form of mediation, and encourage a mutually acceptable agreement between the parties.

Applications for farm debt mediation may be submitted by financial institutions or farm/pastoral businesses that can demonstrate they have attempted to address their concerns with the other party prior to submitting their application for mediation.

The professional mediation will be conducted by the Small Business Development Corporation of Western Australia (SBDC).

To be eligible, the debt mediation must relate to commercial farm business debt (term loans, overdrafts, bank bills, commercial bills including equipment finance debt).

Scheme guidelines and frequently asked questions (FAQs) are available to download from this page.

Applications can be submitted online at Farm Debt Mediation (WA) Scheme.

Contact information

Rural Business Development Corporation
1800 198 231