Guides to the budget and PBO work

These guides explain technical documents in a non-technical way. They complement the PBO Online budget glossary.

The PBO also releases quick guides to navigating PBO material such as the Election commitments report, and PBO costings.

Guide to the budget

This guide to navigating the Commonwealth Government budget papers explains where to find key information in the budget papers.

  • Guide to the 2022-23 Budget 
    Date issued: 31 March 2022
    PDF icon (1.42 MB)
  • Guide to the 2021-22 Budget 
    Date issued: 8 June 2021
    PDF icon (1.88 MB)
  • Guide to the 2020-21 Budget
    Date issued: 7 May 2021
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Guide to the Election commitments report

This guide to navigating the PBO’s election commitments report explains why and how the report is produced, and the key information you can find in the report.

  • Guide to the 2022 Election commitments report
    Date issued: 14 July 2022
    PDF icon (714 KB)
 

Guide to reading PBO costings

This guide provides a quick overview of what a costing is, the process of requesting a PBO costing, and how to read a PBO costing.

  • Guide to reading PBO costings
    Date issued: 14 July 2022
    PDF icon (1.66 MB)