Alternative Dispute Resolution service providers
There are many ADR providers. They range from government provided and publicly-funded dispute resolution organisations to private professional organisations.
Service providers include Community Justice Centres (CJC). The centres provide free, community mediation services and can assist with a wide range of dispute types, including neighbourhood issues, family relationships, debts and money and employment issues.
A number of courts offer court-annexed ADR, which is run by a registrar or other officer of the court at no charge. For details see:
Private and other ADR providers
You can access solicitors who conduct ADR through the Law Society of NSW, which has a number of ADR programs.
You can access barristers who conduct ADR through BarADR, an initiative of the Bar Association of NSW.
Head to the District Court website for a list of ADR providers.
Family dispute resolution
If your dispute is about parenting matters, you may be looking for a family dispute resolution practitioner to conduct family dispute resolution in accordance with the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).
See the Family Dispute Resolution Register to find a service provider.