Each government portfolio is allocated to a committee for the consideration of estimates, and each year the Senate adopts a schedule for the following year's estimates hearings.
Additionally, cross portfolio hearings are held on Indigenous matters during each estimates round.
The Senate agreed to hold cross portfolio hearings on Murray-Darling Basin Plan matters matters during the 2017-18 additional estimates and the 2018-19 Budget estimates.
Each committee may hold further estimates hearings, as required. Dates and schedules for these hearings will be added to this page as the information is available.
Information on past hearings can be found on the relevant committee's estimates homepage.
2018–19 Budget estimates
21 May to 1 June 2018
Weekly schedule (Group A)
Weekly schedule (Group B)
Monday, 21 May to Thursday, 24 May 2018
Tuesday, 29 May to Thursday, 31 May 2018 and either Friday, 1 June or Tuesday, 5 June 2018
Friday, 25 May 2018
2018–19 Senate Supplementary Budget Estimates
22 to 26 October 2018
Monday, 22 October and Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Thursday, 24 October and Wednesday, 25 October 2018
Friday, 26 October 2018