Sitting calendar 2008- text version

  • 28th January – Australia Day (Public Holiday)
Autumn session
  • 12th February - Both Houses sit
  • 13th February - Both Houses sit, Senate 2/3 Cut Off
  • 14th February - Both Houses sit
  • 18th to 21st February - House of Representatives and Senate Additional Estimates
  • 22nd February - Only House of Representatives sits
  • 10 March - Canberra Day (Public Holiday)
  • 11th to 13th March - Both Houses sit
  • 17th March - Both Houses sit
  • 18th March - Both Houses sit, Senate 2/3 Cut Off
  • 19th to 20th March - Both Houses sit
  • 21st March - Good Friday (Public Holiday)
  • 24th March - Easter Monday (Public Holiday)
  • 25th April - ANZAC Day (Public Holiday)
Winter (Budget) session
  • 13th May – Budget, Both Houses sit
  • 14th May – Both Houses sit, Senate 2/3 Cut Off
  • 15th May – Both Houses sit
  • 26th to 29th May – House of Representatives and Senate Budget Estimates
  • 2nd to 5th June - House of Representatives and Senate Budget Estimates
  • 9th June – Queen's birthday (Public Holiday)
  • 16th to 19th June – Both Houses sit
  • 23rd June - Both Houses sit
  • 24th June - Both House sit, Senate 2/3 Cut Off
  • 25th to 26th June - Both Houses sit
Spring session
  • 26th to 28th August - Both Houses sit
  • 1st to 4th September - Both Houses sit
  • 15th to 18th September - Both Houses sit
  • 22nd September - Both Houses sit
  • 23rd September - Both Houses sit, Senate 2/3 Cut Off
  • 24th to 25th September - Both Houses sit
  • 6th October - Labour Day (Public Holiday)
  • 13th to 16th October - Both Houses sit
  • 20th to 23rd October - House of Representatives and Senate Supplementary Budget Estimates
  • 4th November - Family Day (Public Holiday)
  • 10th to 13th November - Both Houses sit
  • 24th to 26th November - Both Houses sit
  • 27th November - Both Houses sit, Senate 2/3 Cut Off
  • 1st to 4th December - Both Houses sit

Variations to the 2008 Parliamentary Sitting Pattern

Date

Reason

17 March 2008

House of Reps agreed to not meet on Fridays

17 June 2008

Senate agreed to sit on Friday 20 and 27 June 2008

19 June 2008 Senate agreed to not meet on Friday, 20 June 2008
27 June 2008 It was not necessary for the Senate to sit on Friday, 27 June 2008
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