Build your own budget – consultation release

Download the interactive tool: Build your own budget MS Excel
(excel only - will not work on other applications such as google sheets)

The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) is inviting your feedback on an experimental interactive tool named Build your own budget.

Have you ever wondered how much it would cost the Australian Government to lower personal income taxes? What about an increase to the rate of the JobSeeker payment? Or what would happen if the unemployment rate were to fall below historic lows?

Build your own budget is a new tool to explore these questions and more.

This consultation draft allows you to adjust various policy and economic parameters to test their impact on the Commonwealth fiscal position.

The tool is currently only available in Microsoft Excel format. You can download the spreadsheet above and start exploring the impact of different economic assumptions and policy settings of your choice.

We would like to hear about your experience using the Build your own budget tool and any suggestions for enhancement.

We're interested in your thoughts about any challenges you encountered using the tool, what you like about it, or ways you think the tool could be improved.

You can help shape the future of 'Build your own budget' by filling out our short survey, or provide more detailed feedback by emailing

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