Federal Financial Relations
The Commonwealth Government provides funding to state and territory governments through the Federal Financial Relations (FFR) system. It includes Commonwealth-state funding agreements for government services that are jointly funded and GST revenue-sharing arrangements.
FFR underpins Australia’s federal system and accounts for around 25 per cent of total Commonwealth Government expenditure and about 40 per cent of state and territory government expenditure.
It supports the state and territory governments in the delivery of public health, education, infrastructure and community services.
In the spirit of reconciliation, the Council on Federal Financial Relations acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.