Sitting calendar 2006- text version

  • 1st January – New Year's Day
  • 2nd January – New Year's Day Public Holiday
  • 26th January – Australia Day (Public Holiday)
Autumn session
  • 7th to 9th February – Both Houses sit
  • 13th to 16th February – Only House of Representatives sits, Senate Additional Estimates
  • 27th February – Both Houses sit
  • 28th February – Both Houses sit, Senate 2/3 Cut Off
  • 1st to 2nd March – Both Houses sit
  • 20th March – Canberra Day (Public Holiday)
  • 27th to 30th March – Both Chambers sit
  • 14th April – Good Friday
  • 17th April – Easter Monday
  • 25th April – ANZAC Day
Winter (Budget) session
  • 9th May – Budget, Both Houses sit
  • 10th to 11th May – Both Houses sit
  • 22th to 25th May – Only House of Representatives sits, Senate Budget Estimates
  • 29th May to 1st June – Only House of Representatives sits, Senate Budget Estimates
  • 12th June – Queen's birthday (Public Holiday)
  • 13th to 15th June – Both Houses sit
  • 16th June - Only Senate Sits
  • 19th June – Both Houses sit
  • 20th June – Senate 2/3 Cut Off, Both Houses sit
  • 21st to 22nd June – Both Houses sit
Spring session
  • 8th to 10th August – Both Houses sit
  • 14th to 17th August – Both Houses sit
  • 4th to 5th September – Both Houses sit
  • 6th September – Both Houses sit, Senate 2/3 Cut Off
  • 7th September – Both Houses sit
  • 11th to 14th September – Both Houses sit
  • 2nd October – Labour Day (public holiday)
  • 9th to 12th October – Both Houses sit
  • 16th to 19th October – Both Houses sit
  • 30th October to 2nd November – Only House of Representatives sits, Senate Supplementary Budget Estimates
  • 6th November to 9th November – Only Senate sits
  • 27th November – Both Houses sit, Senate 2/3 Cut Off
  • 28th November to 1st December – Both Houses sit
  • 4th to 7th December – Both Houses sit
  • 25th December – Christmas Day
  • 26th December – Boxing Day

Variations to the 2006 Parliamentary Sitting Pattern

Date

Reason

9 February 2006

Senate agreed to hearing dates for the 2005-06 additional estimates.

10 May 2006 Senate agreed to hearing dates for the 2006-07 budget estimates.
13 June 2006 Senate agreed to meet on Friday 16 and Friday 23 June 2006.
22 June 2006 Senate agreed to not meet on Friday 23 June 2006.
7 September 2006 Senate agreed to the hearing dates for the 2006-07 supplementary budget estimates
19 October 2005 Senate agreed to meet on Friday, 10 November 2006

8 November 2006

Senate agreed not to meet on Friday, 10 November 2006.

28 November 2006

Senate agreed to meet on Friday, 1 December 2006

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