The Federal-State Relations Unit is part of the Policy and Reform division and leads Western Australia's engagement with the Commonwealth and other States and Territories to:
- strengthen the Western Australian Government's inter-jurisdictional relationships;
- drive collaboration across Western Australian Government on WA's Federal-State policy priorities;
- achieve better outcomes for Western Australians in relation to WA's Federal-State policy priorities; and
- coordinate Commonwealth-State arrangements for WA to provide services to the Indian Ocean Territories.
The Federal-State Relations Unit coordinates WA's involvement in the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and the Council for the Australian Federation (CAF).