National Cabinet

The National Cabinet is a forum for the Prime Minister, Premiers and Chief Ministers to meet and work collaboratively.

The National Cabinet was established on 13 March 2020 and is chaired by the Prime Minister. The National Cabinet operates according to guiding principles set out in the Commonwealth Cabinet Handbook. The Commonwealth and state and territory governments individually remain responsible for the implementation of decisions arising from the National Cabinet in their jurisdiction.

The National Cabinet’s response to COVID-19 is evolving from a health and crisis management focus, to one of driving Australia’s economic recovery and jobs creation.