The Australian ADR Advantage

Australia is a leading business centre in the Asia-Pacific and one of the region’s premier seats for resolving cross-border and international disputes, providing:

  • Internationally distinguished ADR practitioners
  • A highly supportive legal framework with a strong, independent judiciary
  • Resilient and transparent economy
  • Political stability
  • Multiple time zone advantages with Australia-wide reach
  • World-class dispute resolution facilities enjoying a prestigious position in the heart of the Sydney CBD ; close to Australia’s top tier law firm, Bar Chambers, government offices and many of Australia’s most outstanding hotels and  restaurants

ADC is home to Australia’s leading international arbitration institutions, including the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) and its Commission, the Australian Maritime and Transport Arbitration Commission (AMTAC).  Both of these organisations provide their own Rules under which arbitrations and mediations are administered.  See below for contact details.


Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration – ACICA

ACICA’s objective is to promote and facilitate the efficient resolution of commercial disputes in Australia and internationally by arbitration and mediation. If you are interested in International Arbitration and Mediation Rules please visit the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)  website. You can contact ACICA  on +61 2 9223 1099.

 Australian Maritime and Transportation Commission (AMTAC)

AMTAC works closely with industry to promote an understanding of, and to provide services for maritime and transport dispute resolution in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. AMTAC is a commission of ACICA. For more information see the website.

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia)

Since 1915 and with over 16,000 members worldwide in over 130 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. For further details