Federal-state relationship

The Australian Government provides explicit financial support to all Australian states and territories in the form of:

The following links contain more information about the fiscal relationship between the Australian Government and its states and territories.

  • Intergovernment relations: Summary from the Queensland Government.
  • Commonwealth Grants Commission: An independent statutory body, which recommends how the revenues raised from Goods and Services Tax (GST) should be distributed to the states and territories to achieve horizontal fiscal equalisation.