Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland will explore the possibility of a day-night Ashes Test during the 2017-18 series.

Australia hosted the first day-night Test against New Zealand in November where a pink ball was used.

Sutherland aims to have a home day-night Test against both Pakistan and South Africa later this year, then continue with the system when England visit in 2017.

"It is certainly on the radar," Sutherland told ABC Radio. "We haven't had any formal conversations with the ECB.

"With the success of the Adelaide Test match this year, the anticipation (is) that we will have at least one day-night Test (in 2016).

"It seems like it would be a natural progression for there to be an Ashes day-night Test match in 2017-18.

"We'll have meetings in Dubai (in January) with a lot of the chief executives and certainly be talking to counterparts at Pakistan and South Africa.

"They definitely know it will be on the agenda. The right place, right time and right conditions - we're going to see more Test cricket played in the evening."