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8th Annual Australian ADR Awards 2024

Recognised by peers, clients and stakeholders the Australian ADR Awards celebrate excellence and the significant contributions of our ADR practitioners to civil society. The ADR Awards bring together a broad-church dispute resolution community to recognise distinction in the sector.

The Australian ADR Awards recognise both individual and team excellence in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

The Awards are open to all Australian citizens and permanent residents, and Australia-based Dispute Resolution teams.

Excellence in both the Australian (domestic) and international contexts are recognised by the Awards.

Australian ADR Awards Conference & Gala Dinner

21 March 2024 – Conference and Cocktail Reception

Pure Gold: The Minting of Australian Dispute Resolution

We are excited to announce that the Australian ADR Awards Conference will be debuting in Sydney on Thursday, 21 March 2024.  Join leading jurists and ADR specialists, including multi-award winning practitioners.

Our prestigious line up of speakers include two former Chief Justices – The Hon. Tom Bathurst AC KC FRSN and The Hon. Wayne Martin AC KC – and a few surprise guests you will not want to miss!

22 March 2024 – Gala Dinner and After Party

Night of nights for Australia’s Dispute Resolution Community

Announcing this year’s ADR Awards ceremony is on 22 March 2024. The ADR Awards celebrate excellence in the field of dispute resolution and the Gala Dinner reflects this celebration. Dynamism, excitement and meaning are all hallmarks of the Australian ADR Awards night of fun. Coupled with great food and wine, the celebration is high-end, high impact.

Join us for this ‘not to be missed’ event on the Australian ADR industry calendar.

Details & Registrations

Plan Your Nominations

Nomination submissions are due on 15 February 2024.

Each submission requires two written references. Plan ahead and speak to you referees early. They will inspire you!

Nominating an individual or group anonymously? Contact ADC to let us know and we can contact them directly.

Submission Categories

Please see all 27 categories below. Click on the name/link to access the submission guidelines and form.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions are to be completed on the online forms available. Please address each question for the relevant award category. Answers to each submission question are limited to 250 words. The awards are annual and nominations are judged on the past year.

Each submission needs to be accompanied by two written references from an independent third party in support of the submission. Other supporting documentation that is directly relevant to the submission (i.e. media coverage, statistics) may be provided and should be clearly referenced in the submission.

All submissions are treated in the strictest confidence.  Access to submissions is restricted to ADC personnel administering the awards and the judging panel only.

Multiple submissions in different award categories

Submissions may be lodged in a number of award categories.  Each submission must be made separately, including your attachments applicable to each category.