Council for the Australian Federation

The Council for the Australian Federation (CAF) was formed in October 2006 to support and enhance our federal system by providing an intergovernmental forum for State and Territory leaders in Australia. Each State and Territory Premier or Chief Minister is a member of CAF the current Chair is the Premier of New South Wales, The Honourable Mike Baird MP.

In 2013 the Council reviewed its operations and reaffirmed its objectives. The Council's objectives are to:

  • work toward common understanding of the States' and Territories' positions in relation to policy issues involving the Commonwealth Government
  • take a leadership role on key national policy issues, including the Federation, that are not addressed by the Commonwealth Government.

List of current members

The Honourable Mike Baird MP, Chair of CAF and Premier of New South Wales

Chair of CAF and Premier of New South Wales

The Hon Daniel Andrews MP

Premier of Victoria

The Honourable Adam Giles MLA

Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

The Honourable Jay Weatherill MP

Premier of South Australia

The Honourable Will Hodgman MP

Premier of Tasmania

The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP

Premier of Queensland

The Honourable Colin Barnett MP

Premier of Western Australia