Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Budget Estimates

Budget Estimates

​​​Legislative Council - Bu​​dget ​Esti​​​mates 2019-2020

Ministers and senior public servants attend an annual Budget Estimates inquiry to answer questions about the expenditure, performance and effectiveness of their agencies. 

Budget Estimates is a key process for government accountability and transparency. The Budget Estimates inquiry involves detailed questioning on the decisions, actions and advice of ministers and public servants.

The Budget Estimates inquiry is conducted by the Legislative Council’s seven Portfolio Committees.

According to the resolution passed by the House on 8 May 2019, the Budget Estimates and related papers for 2019-2020 will be referred to the Portfolio Committees for inquiry and report.  

The dates set aside for the 2019 hearings are listed below:

Initial hearingsThursday 29 August - Friday 13 September 2019
Supplementary hearingsMonday 28 October - Friday 1 November 2019

The Budget Estimates schedule was agreed to on 5 June 2019 and amended on 19 June 2019. 

Further information, including the Budget Estimates Guide, will be posted here in the coming weeks as it becomes available.

Thursday 29 August 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

​9.30 am 12.30 pm 
​Police and Emergency Services (Elliott)
​5
​Macquarie

​2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 




​6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
 




9.30 am – 12.30 pm
​Treasury (Perrottet)
​1
​Jubilee

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 




6.00 pm – 8.30 pm





Friday 30 August 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Transport and Roads (Constance)
​6
​Macquarie

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 




6.00 pm – 8.30 pm




​9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


​Special Minister of State, Public Service and Employee Relations, Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts (Harwin)
1
​Jubilee


Monday 2 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room
​Documents
​9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Attorney General and Prevention of Domestic Violence (Speakman)
5

​Macquarie


​9.30 am – 12.30 pm 
Local Government (Hancock)
​7
​Jubilee

​2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 




​6.00 pm – 8.30 pm 







Tuesday 3 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.30 pm 
Finance and Small Business (Tudehope)
​1
​Macquarie

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 




6.00 pm – 8.30 pm





9.30 am – 12.30 p
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women (Taylor)
2
​Jubilee


Wednesday 4 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

​9.30 am – 12.30 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 
Education and Early Childhood Learning (Mitchell)
3

​Jubilee


​6.00 pm – 8.30 pm 









​9.30 am – 12.30 p
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 
Families, Communities and Disability Services (Ward)
5

​Macquarie



6.00 pm – 8.30 pm












Thursday 5 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

​9.30 am – 12.30 p
Health and Medical Research (Hazzard)
2
​Macquarie

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 




6.00 pm – 8.30 pm





​9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Premier (Berejiklian)
​1
​Jubilee

​2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 




​6.00 pm – 8.30 pm 







Friday 6 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room
​Documents
9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Skills and Tertiary Education (Lee)
3

​Macquarie







9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


Water, Property and Housing (Pavey)
4
Jubilee


Monday  9 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


Better Regulation and Innovation (Anderson)
6
​Macquarie


9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


Counter Terrorism and Corrections (Roberts)
​5
Jubilee




Tuesday 10 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


Regional Transport and Road (Toole)
6

​Macquarie


9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Agriculture and Western New South Wales (Marshall)
4
​Jubilee













​9.30 am – 12.30 pm 
​The Legislature (Ajaka)

1
​Preston Stanley


Wednesday 11 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Planning and Public Space (Stokes)
​7
​Macquarie

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


​Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney (Ayres)
1
​Jubilee



Thursday 12 September 2019
​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Customer Service (Dominello)
6
​Jubilee


9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


​Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans (Sidoti)
5
Macquarie


Friday 12 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


Regional New South Wales, Industry and Trade (Barilaro)
4
​Macquarie

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


Energy and Environment (Kean)
​7

​Jubilee


For more information, please contact the secretariat at (02) 9230 3750 or email budget.estimates@parliament.nsw.gov.au.​

For transcripts and other information relating to Budget Estimates 2018-2019, please click here.