Welcome to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) website

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) is the peak intergovernmental forum in Australia.

The members of COAG are the Prime Minister, State and Territory Premiers and Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association.

COAG has a strong record of implementing reforms that have improved the lives of all Australians.

In the period ahead, COAG will continue to drive reforms that are vital to Australia’s future.

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COAG Meetings

COAG Meeting, 11 December 2015

Friday, 11 December 2015


At its 41st meeting today in Sydney, COAG focussed on reforms to drive economic growth, improve living standards and make our community safer. Leaders welcomed the Prime Minister to his first COAG.


On 10 February 2016, the Closing the Gap - The Prime Minister's Report 2016 was released. This is the eighth Closing the Gap Report produced since targets were set by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008.

On 11 December 2015 the Commonwealth, South Australian and Tasmanian governments signed the agreements for the full rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), one of the largest social policy reforms in Australia’s history.