About the Victorian Association for Dispute Resolution.

The Victorian Association for Dispute Resolution (VADR) is a not-for profit organisation which was established in 1986. VADR's aims include:

  • Promoting mediation and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Encouraging and providing for the exchange of ideas and experience in mediation and other forms of ADR
  • Co-operating with other ADR organisations and teaching institutions
  • Providing a range of related member services, activities and benefits

VADR embraces a range of dispute resolution methods such as Negotiation, Facilitation, Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration.

These approaches are:
  • Alternatives to taking matters to court
  • Conducted by a person trained in the method they are using
  • Conducive to the participants contributing to the resolutions

VADR provides an accessible, equal meeting point for Members with all levels of training and involvement in ADR.

VADR actively encourages debate, education, training, research and professional best practice in ADR at all levels.



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Deborah Macfarlane, President
Ena Shaw, Vice President
Anthony Grimes, Secretary
Catherine Davies, Treasurer
Marguerite Desmond
Jeff Katz
Susan Hamilton Green
Ghada Maher
Con Slump
Katerina Tsipos



Joined VADR? Need personal indemnity insurance as an accredited mediator? Go to our members area to take advantage of a special offer.



This Complaints Policy is designed to provide the public and VADR members with an avenue of redress in regard to any VADR member, engaged to conduct a mediation or other alternative dispute resolution process, who does not meet VADR Code of Conduct standards.

Click here to download a PDF file of the complaints policy and procedure.



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