About Budget Estimates inquiry
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 12 October 2021 supplementary hearings of the Budget Estimates inquiry are to be scheduled over 9 days from 26 October to 29 October 2021, and 1 November to 5 November 2021.
The Budget Estimates resolution and schedule was agreed to by the House on 12 October 2021, as amended on 14 October 2021 and then again on 21 October 2021.
More information about the proposed arrangements for the conduct of Budget Estimates hearings can be found in the COVID 19 Upper House Committees Health and Safety Protocol below:
COVID 19 Upper House Committees Health and Safety Protocol
More information about Budget Estimates processes and procedures can be found in the guide below:
Budget Estimates Guide 2021 - 2022
Video recordings of hearings, where available, can be found on the NSW Parliament's YouTube channel here.
Supplementary hearings 2021
Tuesday 26 October 2021
Wednedsay 27 October 2021
Thursday 28 October 2021
Friday 29 October 2021
Monday 1 November 2021
Tuesday 2 November 2021
Wednedsay 3 November 2021
Thursday 4 November 2021
Friday 5 November 2021
Initial hearings 2021
Wednesday 18 August 2021
Friday 20 August 2021
Monday 23 August 2021
Wednesday 25 August 2021
Friday 27 August 2021
Monday 30 August 2021
Wednesday 1 September 2021
Friday 3 September 2021
For more information, please contact the secretariat at (02) 9230 2898 or email email@example.com.
For transcripts and other information relating to Budget Estimates 2020-2021 please click here.