About

Australian state and territory treasurers established the Board of Treasurers in October 2017. The board's role is to collaborate on issues of common interest, advance national reform priorities from a state and territory perspective, and foster more constructive and effective engagement with the Commonwealth government.

The Board is an independent and enduring body that upholds the sovereignty of state and territory governments within the Australian constitutional framework with respect to federal financial relations.

Key aims

  • Strengthen the federation partnership between the Commonwealth, states and territories to deliver more effectively on national reform priorities. 
  • Enhance the leadership role of the states and territories on the issues that matter most to the wellbeing of all Australians, such as the cost and provision of health, education and housing.
  • Improve understanding and cooperation among state and territory treasurers, helping each other achieve full potential and making the whole nation stronger.
  • Learn from each other by sharing information and best practices.

Terms of Reference - Board of Treasurers

Membership

The treasurers of the six states and two self-governing territories are members of the Board of Treasurers. The Board’s chair and secretariat responsibilities rotate annually. 

Current Board members:

  • The Hon. Rob Lucas MLC, Treasurer of South Australia (Chair – 2019)
  • The Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP, Treasurer of New South Wales (Chair - 2018)
  • The Hon. Tim Pallas MP, Treasurer of Victoria
  • The Hon. Jackie Trad MP, Treasurer of Queensland
  • The Hon. Ben Wyatt MLA, Treasurer of Western Australia
  • The Hon. Peter Gutwein MP, Treasurer of Tasmania
  • Mr Andrew Barr MLA, Chief Minister and Treasurer of the Australian Capital Territory
  • The Hon. Nicole Manison MLA, Deputy Chief Minister and Treasurer of the Northern Territory

Agreement to establish the Board of Treasurers.

Meetings

Next meeting: Friday, 9 August 2019

Communications and media releases

Contact

Secretariat (2019 - South Australia): [email protected]

Last updated: 12/07/2019