Estimates

Estimates are updated by entities, in consultation with the Department of Finance, three times per year:

  • in October as the basis for the preparation of the Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook
  • in early February, to provide the Government with up to date estimates prior to the budget deliberations of the Expenditure Review Committee
  • in April as the basis for the preparation of the annual Budget.

The Department of Finance consolidates entities’ estimates to construct the estimates for the Australian Government general government sector.

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