AELERT’s Clusters bMeeting groupring together practitioners from various agencies and jurisdictions to undertake collaborative work on mutual regulatory challenges. Clusters are established and discontinued by the AELERT Steering Committee and function to complete the work priorities identified by the Steering Committee. 

To find out more about the work being undertaken by each of the clusters, you can read the AELERT Work Plan.

Current Cluster Groups

Better Regulation Cluster

This cluster develops best practice principles and tools for environmental compliance and regulation. Their resources support modern and effective regulatory functions.

Operations Cluster

This cluster brings together experts in environmental crime, who work together to study emerging trends and current issues that require a national response. The cluster implements tactical enforcement initiatives to support better practice in enforcement.

This cluster includes the following Working Groups:

  • Forestry Compliance and Enforcement Working Group, Intelligence 
  • Intelligence & Analysis Community of Practice 
  • Water Compliance Community of Practice

Legal Practice Cluster

Comprising legal practitioners and staff with para-legal or legal coordination roles, this cluster focuses on projects that will build a repository of shared knowledge on environmental legal issues.

Capacity Building Cluster

Emergency Operations Cluster

This cluster includes representatives from all Australian jurisdictions and is focused on incident and emergency management in the environmental sphere.

Communications and Engagement Working Group

The Communications and Engagement Working Group recognises that effective communication is an integral part of a high performing regulatory agency, and one which has been identified as a common challenge amongst AELERT members.