Peak Bodies

Posted on: December 11th, 2013 by dando No Comments

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) specialists in Australia are represented or accredited by a number of professional bodies. Each of these groups maintains a directory of arbitrators or mediators. Visit their websites to find out more about each organisation including their courses, accreditations, activities and resources.  To find an ADR specialist, click on the Directory link in the Details column for each organisation.

Name Description Details
The Victorian Bar Inc. VicBar_brandmark_STACKED_DARK-BLUE_CMYK The Victorian Bar, as part of its Dispute Resolution Scheme, accredits mediators who are professionally trained in the special skills required of a mediator and in accordance with the standards of the Australian National Accreditation System. Search the directory for members who are accredited mediators, practise as commercial arbitrators or as family law mediation and arbitration specialists.  Website
 +61 3 9225 7111
Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) LIV-logo The LIV Arbitrators and Mediators directories provide details of approved legal practitioners qualified to conduct arbitrations and mediations together with their contact details and areas of practice and/or specialisation.  Website
 +61 3 9607 9311
Resolution Institute  IAMA-transparent-background-cropped Resolution Institute is a vibrant community of mediators, arbitrators, adjudicators, restorative justice practitioners and other DR professionals. Created as a result of the integration of LEADR with IAMA in 2014, we are a not-for-profit organisation with more than 4,000 members in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region.  Website
 +61 2 9251 3366
Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)  ACICA-logo ACICA is Australia’s leading international dispute resolution body. Its objective is to promote and facilitate the efficient resolution of commercial disputes in Australia and internationally by arbitration, with the aim of delivering expediency and neutrality of process, enforceability of outcome and commercial privacy to parties in dispute. The directory lists CVs of ACICA Fellows, each of whom are senior practitioners and arbitrators with experience in international arbitration.  Website
 +61 2 9223 1099
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Australia Branch  CIArb-Logo Since 1915 and with over 14,000 members worldwide in over 120 countries, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators exists for the global promotion, facilitation and development of all forms of private dispute resolution. In addition to providing education, training and accreditation for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators, CIArb acts as an international centre for practitioners, policymakers, academics and businessmen. CIArb Australia is one of 40 branches of this international organisation, offering institute members a prestigious, globally-recognised qualification and access to a global professional community and regular networking opportunities.  Website
Australian Disputes Centre (ADC) ADC logo The ADC offers a full ADR service with world class facilities located in the heart of Sydney’s business district. Established in 1986 with the assistance of the Australian and NSW Governments, the Centre houses leading ADR providers which include ACICA, CIArb and the Australian Maritime and Transport Arbitration Commission (AMTAC).  Website
 +61 2 9239 0700
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Australia ICC NC WBO Horz logo_AU_Colors The ICC is the world’s largest business organization – the voice of world business – championing the global economy as a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity. One of the many functions of the ICC is delivery of Dispute Resolution Services through the International Court of Arbitration.  Website
+61 2 6273 2311