The estimates process aids the Parliament in its scrutiny of the Government’s proposed expenditure. Since 1994, committees of the parliament have undertaken the estimates process, by examining and reporting on the proposed expenditures contained in the Appropriation Bill and the Appropriation (Parliament) Bill.

From 1994 to 2010, estimates committees were established under Sessional Orders of the Legislative Assembly to provide a better means for parliamentary scrutiny of the Government's expenditure proposals for each department.

Since 2011, the examination of the Appropriation Bill has been carried out by 7 portfolio committees. The Appropriation (Parliament) Bill was initially considered by the Committee of the Legislative Assembly (2012 to 2014), but has subsequently (from 2015) been considered by the Finance and Administration Committee and its successor portfolio committee, the Economics and Governance Committee.

For information on the portfolio committee budget process, including the hearing transcripts and committee reports, please view the individual committee's inquiry page, grouped below by estimates year.

For committee reports and transcripts between 1994 and 2010 please view the table below with links to these documents.

Former Estimate Inquiries

2020 Estimates Hearings

For information on the 2020 budget process please view the individual committee's website (by clicking on the relevant date below). 

2019 Estimates Hearings

For information on the 2019 budget process please view the individual committee's website (by clicking on the relevant date below). 

  • Economics and Governance Committee - 23 July 2019
  • Education, Employment and Small Business Committee - 1 August 2019
  • Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee - 25 July 2019
  • Innovation, Tourism Development and Environment Committee - 31 July 2019
  • Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee - 26 July 2019
  • State Development, Natural Resources and Agricultural Industry Development Committee - 24 July 2019
  • Transport and Public Works Committee - 30 July 2019

2018 Estimates Hearings

For information on the 2018 budget process please view the individual committee's website (by clicking on the relevant date below)

  • Economics and Governance Committee - 24 July 2018
  • Education, Employment and Small Business Committee - 2 August 2018
  • Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee 31 July 2018
  • Innovation, Touism Development and Environment Committee 1 August 2018
  • Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee 26 July 2018
  • State Development, Natural Resources and Agricultural Industry Development Committee - 25 July 2018 
  • Transport and Public Works Committee 27 July 2018

2017 Estimates Hearings

For information on the 2017 budget process please view the individual committee's website (by clicking on the relevant date below)

  • Agriculture and Environment Committee - 21 July 2017
  • Education, Tourism, Innovation and Small Business Committee - 25 July 2017
  • Finance and Administration Committee - 18 July 2017
  • Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee 26 July 2017
  • Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources Committee 19 July 2017
  • Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee 20 July 2017
  • Public Works and Utilities Committee 27 July 2017

2016 Estimates Hearings

For information on the 2016 budget process please view the individual committee's website (by clicking on the relevant dates below)

  • Agriculture and Environment Committee – 22 July 2016
  • Education, Tourism, Innovation and Small Business Committee – 26 July 2016
  • Finance and Administration Committee – 19 July 2016
  • Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee – 27 July 2016
  • Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources Committee – 20 July 2016
  • Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee – 21 July 2016
  • Transportation and Utilities Committee – 28 July 2016

2015 Estimates Hearings

For information on the 2015 budget process please view the individual committee's website (by clicking on the relevant dates below)

2014 Estimates Hearings

For information on the 2014 budget process please view the individual committee's website (by clicking on the relevant dates below).

2013 Estimates Hearings

For information on the 2013 budget process please view the individual committee's website (by clicking on the relevant date below).

  • Committee of the Legislative Assembly – 16 July 2013
  • Agriculture, Resources and Environment Committee – 19 July 2013
  • Education and Innovation Committee – 23 July 2013
  • Finance and Administration Committee – 16 July 2013
  • Health and Community Services Committee – 24 July 2013
  • Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee – 18 July 2013
  • State Development, Infrastructure and Industry Committee – 17 July 2013
  • Transport, Housing and Local Government Committee – 25 July 2013

2012 Estimates Hearings

For information on the 2012 budget process please view the individual committee's website (by clicking on the relevant date below).

2011 Estimates Hearings

For information on the 2011 budget process please view the individual committee's website (by clicking on the relevant date below).

  • Community Affairs Committee - 21 July 2011
  • Environment, Agriculture, Resources and Energy Committee - 20 July 2011
  • Finance and Administration Committee - 12 July 2011
  • Health and Disabilities Committee - 13 July 2011
  • Industry, Education, Training and Industrial Relations Committee - 15 July 2011
  • Legal Affairs, Police, Corrective Services and Emergency Services Committee - 19 July 2011
  • Transport, Local Government and Infrastructure Committee - 14 July 2011

2010 to 1994 Estimates Hearings

2010 Committees Report Transcript
 Estimates Committee A – 13 July 2010

 report - Report 1

 report - Report 2

 transcript
 Estimates Committee B – 14 July 2010  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee C – 15 July 2010  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee D – 16 July 2010  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee E – 20 July 2010  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee F – 21 July 2010  report  transcript

 

2009 Committees Report Transcript
 Estimates Committee A – 14 July 2009  

 report - Report 1

 report - Report 2

 transcript
 Estimates Committee B – 15 July 2009  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee C – 16 July 2009  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee D – 17 July 2009  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee E – 21 July 2009  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee F – 22 July 2009  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee G – 23 July 2009  report  transcript

 

 2008 Committees Report Transcript 
 Estimates Committee A – 15 July 2008  

 report - Report 1

 report - Report 2

 transcript
 Estimates Committee B – 16 July 2008  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee C – 17 July 2008  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee D – 18 July 2008  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee E – 22 July 2008  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee F – 23 July 2008  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee G – 24 July 2008  report  transcript

 

2007 Committees Report  Transcript 
 Estimates Committee A – 10 July 2007  View Report  transcript
 Estimates Committee B – 11 July 2007  View Report  transcript
 Estimates Committee C – 12 July 2007  View Report  transcript
 Estimates Committee D – 13 July 2007  View Report  transcript
 Estimates Committee E – 17 July 2007  View Report  transcript
 Estimates Committee F – 18 July 2007  View Report  transcript
 Estimates Committee G – 19 July 2007  

 report - Report 1

 report - Report 2


 transcript

 

2006 Committees Report  Transcript 
 Estimates Committee A – 11 July 2006  

 report - Report 1

 report - Report 2

 transcript
 Estimates Committee B – 12 July 2006  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee C – 13 July 2006  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee D – 14 July 2006  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee E – 18 July 2006  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee F – 19 July 2006  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee G – 20 July 2006  report  transcript

 

2005 Committees Report  Transcript 
 Estimates Committee A – 5 July 2005  

 report - Report 1

 report - Report 2

 transcript
 Estimates Committee B – 6 July 2005  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee C – 7 July 2005  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee D – 8 July 2005  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee E – 12 July 2005  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee F – 13 July 2005  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee G – 14 July 2005  report  transcript

 

2004 Committees Report  Transcript 
 Estimates Committee A – 13 July 2004  

 report - Report 1

 report - Report 2

 transcript
 Estimates Committee B – 14 July 2004  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee C – 15 July 2004  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee D – 20 July 2004  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee E – 21 July 2004  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee F – 22 July 2004  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee G – 23 July 2004  report  transcript

 

2003 Committees  Report  Transcript 
 Estimates Committee A – 15 July 2003  

 report - Report 1

 report - Report 2

 transcript
 Estimates Committee B – 16 July 2003  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee C – 17 July 2003  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee D – 18 July 2003  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee E – 22 July 2003  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee F – 23 July 2003  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee G – 24 July 2003  report  transcript

 

2002 Committees
Report  Transcript 
 Estimates Committee A – 9 July 2002  

 report - Report 1

 report - Report 2

 transcript
 Estimates Committee B – 10 July 2002  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee C – 11 July 2002  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee D – 12 July 2002  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee E – 16 July 2002  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee F – 17 July 2002  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee G – 18 July 2002  report  transcript

 

2001 Committees Report  Transcript 
 Estimates Committee A – 10 July 2001  

 report - Report 1

 report - Report 2

 transcript
 Estimates Committee B – 11 July 2001  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee C – 12 July 2001  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee D – 13 July 2001  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee E – 17 July 2001  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee F – 18 July 2001  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee G – 19 July 2001  report  transcript

 

 2000 Committees Report  Transcript 
 Estimates Committee A – 1 August 2000  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee B – 2 August 2000  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee C – 3 August 2000  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee D – 4 August 2000  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee E – 8 August 2000  

 report - Report 1

 report - Report 2

 transcript
 Estimates Committee F – 9 August 2000  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee G – 10 August 2000  report  transcript

 

 1999 Committees Report  Transcript 
 Estimates Committee A – 5 October 1999  

 report - Report 1

 report - Report 2

 transcript
 Estimates Committee B – 6 October 1999  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee C – 7 October 1999  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee D – 8 October 1999  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee E – 12 October 1999  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee F – 13 October 1999  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee G – 14 October 1999  report  transcript

 

 1998 Committees Report  Transcript 
 Estimates Committee A – 29 September 1998  

 report - Report 1

 report - Report 2

 transcript
 Estimates Committee B – 30 September 1998  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee C – 1 October 1998  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee D – 2 October 1998  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee E – 6 October 1998  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee F – 7 October 1998  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee G – 8 October 1998  report  transcript

 

 1997 Committees Report  Transcript 
 Estimates Committee A – 10 June 1997  

 report - Report 1

 report - Report 2

 transcript
 Estimates Committee B – 11 June 1997  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee C – 12 June 1997  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee D – 13 June 1997 and 20 June 1997
 report

 transcript - 13 June

 transcript - 20 June

 Estimates Committee E – 17 June 1997  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee F – 18 June 1997  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee G – 19 June 1997  report  transcript

 

 1996 Committees Report  Transcript 
 Estimates Committee A – 17 September 1996  

 report - Report 1

 report - Report 2

 transcript
 Estimates Committee B – 18 September 1996  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee C – 19 September 1996  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee D – 20 September 1996  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee E – 24 September 1996  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee F – 25 September 1996  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee G – 26 September 1996  report  transcript

 

 1995 Committees Report  Transcript 
 Estimates Committee A – 30 May 1995  

 report - Report 1

 report - Report 2

 transcript
 Estimates Committee B – 31 May 1995  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee C – 1 June 1995  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee D – 2 June 1995  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee E – 6 June 1995  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee F – 7 June 1995  report  transcript

 

 1994 Committees Report  Transcript 
 Estimates Committee A – 9 June 1994  

 report - Report 1

 report - Report 2

 transcript
 Estimates Committee B – 10 June 1994  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee C – 14 June 1994  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee D – 15 June 1994  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee E – 16 June 1994  report  transcript
 Estimates Committee F – 17 June 1994  report  transcript