In December 2013, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) established the Energy Council as part of a decision to streamline the COAG council system and refocus it on COAG’s priorities.

The COAG Energy Council is one of eight councils and replaces the former Standing Council on Energy and Resources.

The Council system will be reviewed annually by COAG against its priorities, including whether there is a continuing need for each Council. The review of the Council system by COAG will:

  • ensure each Council’s Terms of Reference remain consistent with COAG’s priorities;
  • review progress made by each Council on issues referred to them by COAG;
  • check progress against each Council’s responsibilities under Commonwealth and State legislation and funding agreements (National Agreements and National Partnerships).

To find out more about the COAG council system, visit the COAG website.