The Ministerial Forum was established under the Lake Eyre Basin Inter-governmental Agreement, signed by the Commonwealth, Queensland and South Australian Governments in 2000 and joined by the Northern Territory Government in June 2004.
The Ministerial Forum comprises:
The Ministerial Forum meets at least once per year. Its role is to implement the Lake Eyre Basin Agreement by developing or adopting Policies and Strategies for the management of the Lake Eyre Basin Agreement Area in accordance with the purpose, objectives and principles set out in the Agreement.
The Ministerial Forum may also adopt management plans prepared by the States/Territory in the Lake Eyre Basin if those plans are consistent with the LEB Agreement and with the Policies developed or adopted by the Ministerial Forum.