Legislative Council - Budget Estimates 2023-2024
About the 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 eight Portfolio Committees.
Further information about the Budget Estimates inquiry can be found in Chapter 20 of New South Wales Legislative Council Practice.
Budget Estimates hearings are open to the public and are webcast live on the Parliament's website.
Budget Estimates 2023-2024
The Budget Estimates and related papers for 2023-2024 were referred by the House to the Portfolio Committees for inquiry and report on 12 September 2023.
The following dates have been set aside for hearings:
The Budget Estimates Guide 2023-2024 contains more information about Budget Estimates processes and procedures, along with committee membership and the timetable for the initial hearings both by date and by committee.
Initial hearings 2023
Video recordings of
hearings, where available, can be found on the NSW Parliament's YouTube
Tuesday 24 October 2023
Wednesday 25 October 2023
Thursday 26 October 2023
Tuesday 31 October 2023
Wednesday 1 November 2023
Thursday 2 November 2023
Friday 3 November 2023
Tuesday 7 November 2023
Wednesday 8 November 2023
Thursday 9 November 2023
Friday 10 November 2023
For more information, please contact the secretariat at (02) 9230 2778 or email [email protected]
For transcripts and other information relating to the previous Budget Estimates for 2022-2023 please click here.
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