Section 60I Certificates.

“The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.”
– Peter F. Drucker

Section 60I certificates serve the sole purpose of allowing people to file an application in court.

Please be aware that courts may award costs against a party on the basis of failure to attend mediation or not making a genuine effort during mediation.

How can I get a Section 60I Certificate?

Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners (FDRPs) are able to provide these certificates. Please contact The Mediation Group for more information.

What are the types of section 60I certificates?

  1. The person did not attend FDR due to the refusal or failure of the other person or people to attend.
  2. The person did not attend FDR because the practitioner did not consider it would be appropriate to conduct FDR.
  3. The people attended FDR, conducted by the practitioner, and all people made a genuine effort to resolve the issue or issues in dispute.
  4. The people attended FDR, conducted by the practitioner, but one or more of them did not make a genuine effort to resolve the issue or issues in dispute.
  5. The people began FDR, but part way through the practitioner decided it was not appropriate to continue.

You can download a Section 60I Certificate Fact Sheet here:

For more information on Section 60I Certificates, or to make an appointment:

Email Kate at hello@themediationgroup.com.au or call 0404 861 898.