The Australian Maritime and Transport Arbitration Commission (AMTAC) is a specialist commission of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), Australia’s international dispute resolution institution.

AMTAC was established in 2007 by ACICA, with the support of the Federal Attorney General’s Department, to provide services to the shipping and transport industry in the efficient resolution of disputes.

AMTAC is headquartered in Sydney and works closely with industry to promote an understanding of, and provide services for, maritime and transport dispute resolution in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. AMTAC focuses on promoting the conduct of maritime arbitration at Australian seats in appropriate cases.

AMTAC’s objectives are:

  • to support and facilitate both international and domestic arbitration and mediation in respect of maritime and transport disputes; and
  • to promote Australia and the Asia Pacific region as a recognised leader in maritime and transport scholarship, maritime affairs and commercial maritime dispute resolution; and
  • to establish registers of arbitrators and mediators with experience in maritime and transport matters.