His comments come after a Rugby League World Cup that he believes has grown the international game.
The emergence of Tonga, Fiji and Lebanon as competitive rugby league nations has helped build interest in the international game.
Smith, the president of the Rugby League Players Association, wants the powers at be to capitalize on this momentum.
The 34-year-old is passionate about the international game after having played 56 Tests for Australia. This number is set to grow in 2018 after Smith committed to another year of representative football.