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 a cross portfolio hearing on Murray-Darling Basin Plan matters during the 2020-21 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.
2020–21 Budget estimates
19 to 23 October and 26 to 30 October
Monday, 19 October to Thursday, 22 October, and, if required, Friday, 23 October
Monday, 26 October to Thursday, 29 October, and, if required, Friday, 30 October
- Industry, Science, Energy & Resources
Education and Employment
- Employment and Industrial Relations matters, including Small Business
- Education, Skills and Employment matters
Friday, 23 October
Friday, 30 October