Membership

Which membership type suits me?

Are you a mediator, family dispute resolver, arbitrator, adjudicator, conflict coach, conciliator, facilitator, dispute system designer? Or a lawyer or a manager who helps people in dispute? Whatever your interest, join the largest, most reputable association of dispute resolvers in our region.

Choose your region to find the membership type that suits you best:


Australia

  • Fellow membership

    Do you have significant expertise in dispute resolution?

    Benefits

    • Recognises your significant knowledge and experience in dispute resolution (DR)
    • Drive the conversation in our community on issues in DR while helping steer the future direction of the industry
    • Advertise your services in our public dispute resolver directory
    • Plus all the benefits accessed through Professional membership

    Eligibility

    • Has significant knowledge and experience in DR; and
    • Holds a current Resolution Institute accreditation or grading or other DR qualification recognised by Resolution Institute; and
    • Made a minimum of five years significant contribution:
      • to IAMA, LEADR or Resolution Institute; and/or
      • the broader DR industry

    Fees

    • Annual fee of AU$499 (incl GST)
    • Pro rata rates apply for new members
    • One time application fee of A$330 (incl GST)

    Apply for Fellow membership

  • Professional membership

    Are you a practising dispute resolver or intend to become one?

    Benefits

    • Coverage under Resolution Institute’s complaints handling service, a common requirement to hold dispute resolution (DR) accreditations
    • Access to a competitive Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance group policy, exclusive to Professional members
    • Advertise your services in our public dispute resolver directory
    • Be a part of a community that has a say on issues in DR while helping steer the future direction of the industry
    • Receive discounts to our local and online continual professional development (CPD) events

    Eligibility

    • Works in a professional capacity in DR; and
    • Holds either:
      • a current Resolution Institute accreditation or grading (or working towards one); or
      • other DR qualification recognised by Resolution Institute (eg. FDRP, NMAS or other)

    Annual fees

    • AU$399 (incl GST)
    • Pro rata rates apply for new members

    Become a Professional member

  • Associate membership

    Do you manage or advise people in dispute?

    Benefits

    • Keep yourself informed with regular updates on the dispute resolution (DR) sector
    • Receive discounts to our local and online continual professional development (CPD) events
    • Access our library of resources to add to your knowledge base
    • Be a part of a community that has a say on issues in DR while helping steer the future direction of the industry

    Eligibility

    • Knowledge of and/or interest in DR; and
    • Not hold a current Resolution Institute or other recognised DR qualification; and
    • Work in a capacity other than professional DR practice

    Annual fees

    • AU$179 (incl GST)
    • Pro rata rates apply for new members

    Become an Associate member

  • Student membership

    Are you a full-time student interested in dispute resolution?

    Benefits

    • Keep yourself informed with regular updates on the dispute resolution (DR) sector
    • Receive discounts to our local and online continual professional development (CPD) events
    • Access our library of resources to add to your knowledge base
    • Be a part of a community that has a say on issues in DR while helping steer the future direction of the industry

    Eligibility

    • Engaged as a full time student; and
    • Knowledge of and/or interest in DR; and
    • Work part time or casually in a capacity other than professional DR practice or not currently working; and
    • Not yet hold a current Resolution Institute or other recognised DR qualification

    Annual fees

    • Free

    Become a Student member

If you are no longer working in professional dispute resolution but would still like to be a member of the dispute resolution community you can be an Associate Fellow or Associate Professional member.

apply for Associate Fellow membership or Associate Professional membership

Organisations with more than five dispute resolvers can get discounted membership for their teams. Contact us to find out more.

Membership fees a problem? Contact us to discuss payment plans or hardship.

Contact us


New Zealand

  • Fellow membership

    Do you have significant expertise in dispute resolution?

    Benefits

    • Recognition of your significant knowledge and experience in dispute resolution (DR)
    • Drive the conversation in our community on issues in DR while helping steer the future direction of the industry
    • Advertise your services in our public dispute resolver directory
    • Plus all the benefits accessed through Professional membership

    Eligibility

    • Significant knowledge and experience in DR; and
    • Hold a current Resolution Institute accreditation or grading or other DR qualification recognised by Resolution Institute; and
    • Made a minimum of five years significant contribution:
      • to IAMA, LEADR or Resolution Institute; and/or
      • the broader DR industry

    Fees

    • Annual fee of NZ$598 (incl GST)
    • Pro rata rates apply for new members
    • One time application fee of NZ$345 (incl GST)

    Apply for Fellow membership

  • Professional membership

    Are you a practising dispute resolver or intend to become one?

    Benefits

    • Coverage under Resolution Institute’s complaints handling service, a common requirement to hold dispute resolution (DR) accreditations
    • Access to a competitive Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance group policy, exclusive to Professional members
    • Advertise your services in our public dispute resolver directory
    • Be a part of a community that has a say on issues in DR while helping steer the future direction of the industry
    • Receive discounts to our local and online continual professional development (CPD) events

    Eligibility

    • Work in a professional capacity in DR; and
    • Hold either:
      • a current Resolution Institute accreditation or grading (or working towards one); or
      • other DR qualification recognised by Resolution Institute (eg. FDRP, NMAS or other)

    Annual fees

    • NZ$465 (incl GST)
    • Pro rata rates apply for new members

    Become a Professional member

  • Restorative Justice Professional membership

    Do you work for a Restorative Justice provider contracted by the New Zealand Ministry of Justice?

    Benefits

    • Keep yourself informed with regular updates on the dispute resolution (DR) sector
    • Receive discounts to our local and online continual professional development (CPD) events
    • Advertise your services in our public dispute resolver directory
    • Be a part of a community that has a say on issues in DR while helping steer the future direction of the industry

    Eligibility

    • Hold a current Restorative Justice (RJ) Accreditation - RJ Facilitator Accreditation or RJ Facilitator Advanced Accreditation
    • Work for a New Zealand Ministry of Justice contracted Restorative Justice provider and
    • Not work in DR or hold other DR accreditations

    Annual fees

    • NZ$138 (incl GST)
    • Pro rata rates apply for new members

    Become a Restorative Justice Professional member

  • Associate membership

    Do you manage or advise people in dispute?

    Benefits

    • Keep yourself informed with regular updates on the dispute resolution (DR) sector
    • Receive discounts to our local and online continual professional development (CPD) events
    • Access our library of resources to add to your knowledge base
    • Be a part of a community that has a say on issues in DR while helping steer the future direction of the industry

    Eligibility

    • Knowledge of and/or interest in DR; and
    • Not hold a current Resolution Institute or other recognised DR qualification; and
    • Work in a capacity other than professional DR practice

    Annual fees

    • NZ$198 (incl GST)
    • Pro rata rates apply for new members

    Become an Associate member

  • Student membership

    Are you a full-time student interested in dispute resolution?

    Benefits

    • Keep yourself informed with regular updates on the dispute resolution (DR) sector
    • Receive discounts to our local and online continual professional development (CPD) events
    • Access our library of resources to add to your knowledge base
    • Be a part of a community that has a say on issues in DR while helping steer the future direction of the industry

    Eligibility

    • Engaged as a full time student; and
    • Knowledge of and/or interest in DR; and
    • Work part time or casually in a capacity other than professional DR practice or not currently working; and
    • Not yet hold a current Resolution Institute or other recognised DR qualification

    Annual fees

    • Free

    Become a Student member

If you are no longer working in professional dispute resolution but would still like to be a member of the dispute resolution community you can be an Associate Fellow or Associate Professional member.

Apply for Associate Fellow or Associate Professional membership

Organisations with more than five dispute resolvers can get discounted membership for their teams. Contact us to find out more.

Membership fees a problem? Contact us to discuss payment plans or hardship.

Contact us


International

  • International membership

    Are you based outside of Australia and New Zealand and interested in dispute resolution?

    Benefits

    • Affiliate with the largest dispute resolver organisation in Australia and New Zealand
    • Be a part of a community that has a say on issues in dispute resolution (DR) while helping steer the future direction of the industry
    • Keep yourself informed with regular updates on the DR sector
    • Receive discounts to our online continual professional development (CPD) events
    • Access our library of resources to add to your knowledge base

    Eligibility

    • Knowledge of and/or interest in DR; and/or
    • Work in DR; and
    • Not hold a current Resolution Institute accreditation or grading; and
    • Based outside of New Zealand and Australia

    Annual fees

    • NZ$198 (incl GST)
    • Pro rata rates apply for new members

    Become an International member

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