Premiers, treasurers and local government leaders will come together in Canberra on Friday to discuss better cooperation between levels of government.
The National Federation Reform Council was announced in mid-2020 to replace the Council of Australian Governments.
It will meet once a year to focus on priority national issues.
The meeting, to be opened by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, is expected to deal with job creation, commonwealth-state system reforms and mental health, as well as Indigenous issues, women’s safety and veterans’ wellbeing.
A key point of discussion will be the response to the recent report of the bushfires royal commission.