INTOSAI – Working Group on Environmental Auditing


The Australasian Council of Auditors-General (ACAG) (Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, and Papua New Guineau) / The Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Insitutions (PASAI)

The purpose of the PASAI regional working group on environmental auditing (RWGEA) is to encourage and build capacity within PASAI for environmental audits.
The RWGEA was formed in 2001 with the support and encouragement of the INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing (the WGEA), and after a favourable survey of interest in forming such a group within the PASAI region.

The Auditor-General of the SAI of New Zealand is the Chair of the RWGEA. As chair of the RWGEA, the SAI of New Zealand is a member of the WGEA steering committee, along with regional co-ordinators from the other regions. The SAI of New Zealand leads and co-ordinates RWGEA activities in PASAI.

The RWGEA meets every two years. The RWGEA has met six times since it was formed. All meetings have been hosted by Australian audit offices. The emphasis of the first three meetings was on building capacity through training and workshops. More recent meetings have considered environmental issues such as biodiversity, climate change, and fresh water. These meetings have also considered how to encourage and support co-operative environmental audits, including those conducted within PASAI on the topics of solid waste and improving access to safe drinking water. 

The meetings are a mixture of presentations from SAIs on their environmental auditing activities, expert speakers, and workshop discussions.

Find out more about the activities in the region from PASAI homepage.

ACAG/PASAI WGEA regional activities (submitted bulletins, summaries and presentations):

 Regional meetings held:

  • 20-22 May 2014 in Canberra, Australia
  • April 2012 in Sydney, Australia
  • April 2010 in Brisbane, Australia
  • 21-23 April 2008 in Melbourne, Australia
  • 18-20 October 2006 in Canberra, Australia
  • 27-29 April 2005 in Sydney, Australia
  • 27-29 August 2003 in Brisbane, Australia
  • 17-18 July 2002 in Victoria, Australia

For more information please contact the regional coordinator Jonathan Keate at