Room Hire Booking Terms & Conditions*

COVID-19 REQUIREMENT

Fully Vaccinated

  • In making a booking at the Australian Disputes Centre you are confirming that everyone related to your matter who is attending the Centre, including the mediator/arbitrator, is fully vaccinated.
  • ADC requires all attendees to show proof of vaccination on arrival at the Centre.
  • For individuals who are unable to attend in person, ADC can arrange ‘hybrid’ matters to join them in by audio-visual.

ROOM BOOKINGS

Standard Hours:

  • Standard room hire hours are from: 9:00am – 5:00pm weekdays.
  • Half-day hire is available from: 9:00am – 1:00pm or 1:00pm – 5:00pm.

After-Hours:

  • Hourly rates for room hire after 5:00pm are $250 (incl. GST) an hour or part thereof.
  • 24 x 7 access and weekend bookings can be arranged on request.

Room-Hire Payment:

  • All room hire fees are payable within 24 hours of your reservation.
  • Rooms will not be held without payment.
  • No room bookings are confirmed without payment in full of the room hire fee.
  • The party booking the room is responsible for the room hire fees and all additional costs incurred.

Cancellation fees apply to room hire bookings:

Bookings of 3 days or less

15 days or more prior to booking10% of hire fee
14 days prior to booking:40% of hire fee
7 days or less prior to booking:Full hire fee

Bookings of 4 days or more

61 days or more prior to booking:10% of hire fee
60 days prior to booking:40% of hire fee
21 days or less prior to booking:Full hire fee

COVID-19

At the start of the pandemic ADC introduced a specialist mediation Online Dispute Resolution platform, ADC Virtual, to offer certainty to parties that their mediation can progress in a timely and cost-efficient manner. If for any reason some or all of the parties are unable to attend rooms booked at ADC Sydney, due to COVID-19 restrictions or personal quarantine, ADC can concierge those parties on to ADC Virtual, at no additional cost. Thus, the mediation may be a hybrid (physical/online), or fully online.

For parties not wishing to use ADC Virtual, Zoom Professional or another platform of their preference as agreed, ADC’s standard cancellation fees apply.

In the specific circumstance of the NSW Government mandating a full ‘City of Sydney LGA’ lockdown (i.e. ADC cannot open its doors to the public), ADC will work with the parties to arrange a later booking date (at no additional cost) or refund the booking fee (minus a small administration fee of $200).

Complimentary Services

  • Wifi: for clients’ use and IP video conferencing, (clients bring own laptops/iPads etc.).
  • Photocopying and printing: up to 20 black & white pages per booking day.
  • Refreshments: Espresso coffee, teas, filtered water and snacks.
  • Standard whiteboards.
  • Electronic whiteboard: available on request.
  • Video presentation display: available on request.
  • Microphone: available on request.

OTHER SERVICES

ADC can assist you with arrangements for the following services when additional charges apply:

  • Video Conferencing: national, international and multi-party.
  • Photocopying and printing: over first 20 pages – $0.20 a page, black & white; $0.50 a page, colour.
  • Transcription services: ADC can assist you with suggested service providers.
  • Catering: ADC can assist you with suggested service providers.