Principal Mediator:
Joanne Nowotny: LLB
Accredited mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS)
Accredited mediator: LEADR

Joanne Nowotny is the Principal of Gippsland Mediation and has conducted mediations in a wide variety of disputes, both within the community and as a current member of the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria’s Magistrates Court Civil List Panel.

Joanne’s background is as a solicitor in a general law practice. Her scope of practice has included personal injury, property law, wills and estates, family law, leases, small business, contract, retirement villages, civil litigation and farming disputes unique to the farming and rural community.

Joanne also has extensive knowledge of the health and aged care sector, having commenced her working life as a registered nurse, and later a specialist nurse before completing her law degree in 1998. Joanne was also member of the Board of Directors for West Gippsland Healthcare Group for seven years, having retired four years ago.


Professional Memberships:

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Victorian Women Lawyers
  • Dispute Settlement Centre Community Mediator Panel
  • Dispute Settlement Centre Civil Panel
  • Office of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner Farm Debt Mediator Panel
  • Member of the Victorian Office of the Small Business Commissioner Retail Lease Mediation Panel


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