On the 1st January 2015, IAMA and LEADR merged into one organisation and became Resolution Institute. Our websites will be updated to reflect this.

About Us

On the 1st January 2015 LEADR and The Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia (IAMA) joined to become Resolution Institute. For information about Resolution Institute click here.

For historical information about IAMA please scroll down this page.  

IAMA Constitution 2015 [PDF]


Benefits of Resolution Institute Membership

By joining Resolution Institute you can:

  • further your career and professional prospects, status and opportunities
  • participate, in a multi-disciplineary setting, in activitiesdesigned to improve an update your practice skills
  • keep up to date with current developments and issues in the field
  • participate in professional fellowship and make relevant contacts 
  • create opportunities for referrals to you as an arbitrator, mediator or expert in related fields of practice


Historical Information about IAMA

The Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia was founded in 1975, IAMA provided services and training in all areas of dispute resolution including arbitration, mediation, conciliation, adjudication, expert determination, probity and procurement.  The IAMA's main objectives were to:

  • promote, encourage and facilitate the practice of settlement of disputes by arbitration and other forms of non-curial dispute resolution
  • serve the community, commerce and industry by facilitating efficient dispute resolution
  • afford means of communicating between professional arbitrators, mediators and other dispute resolvers on matters affecting their various interests
  • support and protect the character, status and interests of the dispute resolution profession generally
  • promote study of the law and practice relating to arbitration and dispute resolution
  • disseminate information amongst Members on all matters affecting dispute resolution practice and procedure
  • print, publish and circulate such journals, papers and other literary undertakings and to contribute articles to magazines as may seem conducive to any of these objects
  • form a library for the use of Members and to provide suitable rooms for the holding of hearings, conferences, lectures and meetings
  • provide means for training and testing the qualifications of candidates for admission to professional membership of the Institute by examination and for such purposes to award certificates, establish scholarships, rewards and prizes
  • establish branches in important centres of the States and Territories of the Commonwealth