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Commercial Arbitration Act 2013 – 17 May  2013

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Parties to a commercial relationship or agreement may enter into a written arbitration agreement. If the arbitration agreement does not cover how the arbitration is to be conducted, the arbitrator may conduct proceedings as they see fit.

  • Sections 1, 2, 7, 8, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24B, 27D, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33A, 33B

A party may arrange legal representation for oral hearings of the arbitrator.

  • Sections 24, 24A
Reason for law

To facilitate the fair and final resolution of commercial disputes by impartial arbitral tribunals without unnecessary delay or expense. (Section 1AC)

Relevant links


Suggested links

Interstate: Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration

ICC International Court of Arbitration [International Chamber of Commerce]

Settling Disputes Out of Court [Queensland Government]


Silk Mediator

The Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia

MLAANZ Arbitration

Request a courtroom booking – Brisbane Supreme and District Court

Meeting & Mediation Rooms [Queensland Law Society]

Mediation Centre [Inns of Court]

Resolving disputes [Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman]

[International] Permanent Court of Arbitration

International Court of Justice (ICJ)

Media article

CJ Warren calls for international commercial court





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