ASEARC commenced in 2007 with three universities joining together to explore how to improve statistics education and research. This collaboration looked towards jointly developing and delivering subjects and courses, supporting Higher Degree Research students through sharing seminars, improving research, and increasing the capacity to provide statistical consultancy services. Today our collaboration works together across numerous aspects to progress the field of statistics. We meet once a year to present and share developments, outcomes, and emerging issues. While the project was created with a finite life, the concept that was an idea 5 years ago has blossomed and has delivered better education and sharing of knowledge. With success, these outcomes will continue to develop and improve and we look forward to the years to come.