Advance To The Finance Minister

The Advance to the Finance Minister (AFM) / Advance to the responsible Presiding Officer (APO)  (the Advances) are provisions in the annual Appropriation Acts which enable the Minister for Finance (Finance Minister) / responsible Presiding Officer to provide additional appropriation to agencies throughout the financial year.

An Advance may only be issued by the Finance Minister / responsible Presiding Officer if satisfied that there is an urgent need for expenditure that is either not provided for or has been insufficiently provided for in the existing appropriations of the agency.  The additional appropriation is provided by means of a determination.

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) undertakes independent assurance reviews on AFMs issued. These reports are available below:

24 Aug
2020
24 Aug
2020
18 Jun
2020

Advance to the Finance Minister - List of AFMs

Government Advance to the Finance Minister
15 Jun
2020
15 Jun
2020
11 Feb
2020
13 Feb
2019
02 Mar
2017
14 Feb
2014

Issues from the Advances under the Annual Appropriation Acts Annual Report

Government Advance to the Finance Minister Archived

Issues from the Advance to the Finance Minister as a Final Charge

Government Advance to the Finance Minister Archived