ADRA brings together dispute practitioners from all across Australia.

Building community through dispute resolution by providing leadership, direction and growth.

Welcome to the ADRA community

ADRA is the oldest Dispute Resolution continuous voluneer organisation in Australia that brings together dispute resolution practitioners and those with an interest in dispute resolution.

ADRA is proud to have been the original home of the dispute resolution leaders in Australia such as Sir Laurence Street, and His Honour Justice Terry Sheahan, leaders who have initiated programs and forged links with both Government and non-government departments to make dispute resolution so accessible in Australia today.

ADRA continues its interest in developing community through Dispute resolution on a local and international basis. It has established an affiliate organisation in Mongolia which is proud to be associated with ADRA and is establishing another affiliate organisation in Greece.  ADRA is also a member of the World Law Alliance and a member of the World Mediation Forum.

Members of ADRA enjoy the benefits of accessing a conflict resolution system that is recognised by the Attorney General’s Department of NSW and members can access very reasonable All Solutions Mediator insurance via Samantha Bridger on 1300 966 420.

Become a Member

We have varying levels of membership to suit all levels of experience and involvement.

National Accreditation

ADRA's Practitioner Members can become Nationally Accredited Mediators.

Upcoming Events

Network with professionals, solicitors and law experts from across Sydney and Australia at one of our regular events.

Who we are

ADRA was established in 1986 and has stayed at the forefront of dispute resolution in Australia. ADRA is very grateful for the continued support it has received from the NSW Law Society over the years and hopefully continues to receive into the future. The support from the Law Society has allowed ADRA as a voluntary organisation to continue as the longest serving volunteer Dispute Resolution organisation in Australia and possibly worldwide – an achievement for both organisations and an excellent example of collaboration. ADRA embraces all forms of dispute resolution and take pride in our heritage and in our commitment to the future development of dispute resolution by forging links with other organisations to establish network organisations such as the Council for Alternate Dispute Resolution (CADR) – one of ADRA’s many initiatives.

Past & Current Patrons of ADRA

Sir Laurence Street

Sir Laurence Street – AC, KCMG, KStJ, QC

14th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales, pioneered alternative dispute resolution and ascertained the return to Australia of Indigenous Australian remains from the National History Museum in London, the first such mediation.

Terry Sheahan – AO

Past Attorney General of NSW who established the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Past President and founding judge of the Workers Compensation Commission, now the Personal Injury Commission, one of the longest-serving judges of the Land and Environment Court, pioneered alternative dispute resolution processes within Australia’s legal system.

National Accreditation

ADRA acknowledges the traditional owners of this land and pays respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

[ABN – 34945244274] – [ADRA Incorporation No: Y0275043]