Administered items

(in relation to appropriations) Items administered by the entity on behalf of the Commonwealth. Amounts are appropriated in the annual Appropriation Bills to meet the total estimated expenses for administered items that are expected to be incurred in the upcoming financial year.


Administered items are appropriated separately by entity outcome, making clear what the funding is intended to achieve.


Annual appropriations also provide funding to Commonwealth entities for acquiring new administered assets, enhancing existing administered assets and discharging administered liabilities, through a specific Administered Assets and Liabilities appropriation.


(in relation to budgeting and reporting) Administered items are usually those managed by an entity on behalf of the Government. Entities do not have control over these items, which are normally related to activities governed by eligibility rules and conditions established by the legislation (for example, grants, subsidies and benefit payments). Items should be classified as either departmental or administered.

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