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Current annual subscription is $47.50 if joining between 27th November 2020 and 31st May 2021. Once formally approved, your membership will be current until 30 June 2021.   Events are free to members and substantial discounts are offered to members for workshops offered by VADR and sometimes for workshops and courses offered by other organisations.


VADR provides a range of services and benefits for Members:

  • Invitations to regular professional development sessions arranged by the VADR committee at no cost and workshops at a nominal fee to members. They provide great networking opportunities to members and ADR practitioners from other organisations.
  • Support for private practitioners through our ‘Private Practitioner Special Interest Group’ regular meetings
  • National Mediator Accreditation. (please click here for Accreditation or to fill out the application for National Mediator Accreditation).
  • Updates on changes to the national accreditation standards.
  • Access to low cost private practitioner insurance through VADR’s partnership with AON insurance company.
  • Provision of complaints handling investigation and resolution (necessary for national accreditation and for family dispute resolution practitioners).
  • Regular VADR bulletins to our members listing local, national and international ADR events and workshops.
  • Regular notification of job opportunities in the ADR field.
  • Access to Member Only information on our website including notes from past professional development sessions.
  • Negotiating special member rates for a variety of courses. We are not affiliated with specific commercial organisations or training providers so are able to make arrangements with a variety of organisations.
  • Active representation and liaison by the committee, with other ADR organisations, academic institutions and state and federal governments to ensure that VADR members are included and kept informed of broader and immerging issues.
  • Information on available courses -from half day to PhD - run by community groups, commercial organisations and universities.
  • Encouragement to our members undertaking Masters and PHD studies by facilitating research contacts and introductions within our membership and collegiate network.


VADR members are engaged in ADR in a variety of ways on a full time, part time or occasional basis. Many use one or more ADR processes and techniques.

Some have primary occupations in other fields where they use ADR.

Our members include: professional, full time mediators, dispute resolvers for complaints schemes and ombudsmen, sessional mediators on Government panels, occasional mediators for community mediation programs, professionals and HR managers who negotiate, facilitate in their own workplace, humanitarian workers dealing with intercultural disputes, teachers, financial counsellors who negotiate for their clients, industry negotiators, academics, researchers, town planners, valuers, local government staff.

They are brought together by a common interest in learning more about ethical, respectful, methods of dispute resolution.


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Victorian Association for Dispute Resolution