Foreign Minister Murray McCully is visiting Australia this week for talks with his counterpart Julie Bishop.
Mr McCully says the twice-yearly consultations are an opportunity to exchange views across a range of foreign policy issues.
"As well as taking stock of the trans-Tasman relationship, we will discuss developments in the Pacific, including the post Cyclone Winston recovery effort, and how New Zealand and Australia can best assist Fiji," he said.
"We will look at our shared interests in Asia and the Middle East, and I plan to provide Minister Bishop with an update on developments in the United Nations Security Council."
New Zealand currently holds a seat on the council.