The AIJA is an Incorporated Association under the Associations Incorporation Act 1991 (ACT). According to the AIJA's Rules, the AIJA is governed by a Board, a Council, and four Standing Committees.

The AIJA Council consists of a total of 30 elected and appointed representatives from the judiciary, tribunals, court administrators, the legal profession, government service and academia. Council members take a very active role in the Institute's affairs - chairing committee and working parties, and providing direct assistance with the planning and development of both the education and research programmes.


Standing Committees

Education Committee
Research Committee
Indigenous Justice Committee
Membership and Communications Committee
to develop proposals for educational activities to be undertaken by the AIJA and to make recommendations to Council for as to the AIJA's policy in relation to its educational activities to develop proposals for advanced AIJA research into matters of judicial administration and supervise research projects conduct by the Institute to promote excellence in the administration of justice in relation to Indigenous people throughout Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the surrounding region to promote the utility of the Institute to its existing members and potential members

Strategic Plan 2024-2026

Under its Strategic Plan 2024-26, the AIJA will incorporate values of innovation, forward thinking and acting collaboration to assist in providing ongoing support for its members and spearheading specific educational and research initiatives. This will be used to advance knowledge and expertise in judicial and tribunal administration throughout Australia, New Zealand and the surrounding regions.

Access the Strategic Plan here.


Education Protocol (updated October 2023)

Joint Ventures Protocol 

Research Guidelines

Life Membership Protocol

Sponsorships and Donations Policy & Procedure Protocol

Media Protocol