Skip to content Skip to menu
Australian Government Coat of Arms

Budget archive

2017‑18

Australian Government Coat of Arms, Budget 2014-15

Budget 2017‑18

Historical Budget documents are available for reference purposes. Please note that due to the age of these documents they may not meet current web publishing requirements and may not be compatible with some software.

Budget documents
Document PDF Download
Budget Speech 166KB
Budget Paper 1: Budget Strategy and Outlook 2.58MB
Budget Paper 2: Budget Measures 2.76MB
Budget Paper 3: Australia's Federal Relations 952KB
Budget Paper 4: Agency Resourcing 2.01MB
Additional Budget documents
Document PDF Download
Budget overview 2.33MB
Stronger growth 2.35MB
Guaranteeing the essentials 2.78MB
Living within our means 1.58MB
Factsheets: Housing affordability
Fact sheet title PDF Download
Consolidated housing affordability fact sheets 1MB
1.1 A Comprehensive Plan to Address Housing Affordability 337KB
1.2 National Housing Infrastructure Facility 105KB
1.3 Unlocking Commonwealth Land 219KB
1.4 First Home Super Saver Scheme 138KB
1.5 Reducing barriers to downsizing 134KB
1.6 Stronger rules for foreign investors owning Australian housing 111KB
1.7 A new National Housing and Homelessness Agreement 224KB
1.8 Establishing the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation 106KB
1.9 Encouraging Social Impact Investing 107KB
1.10 Boosting affordable housing for Australians through investment tax incentives 217KB
1.11 Housing package for Western Sydney 99KB
Factsheets: Other
Fact sheet title PDF Download
Banking and Financial Services - A more accountable and competitive banking system 173KB
A foreign investment regime that facilitates investment and protects the national interest 127KB
Backing innovation and FinTech - Australia as the innovation and FinTech nation 286KB
Appropriation Bills
Document
Appropriations
Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2017-2018
Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2017-2018
Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2017-2018
Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2017-2018
Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2017-2018
Ministerial Statements
Document
Regional Australia – Driving Our Economy
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Portfolio Budget Statements

The purpose of the Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS) is to inform Senators and Members of Parliament of the proposed allocation of resources to government outcomes by agencies within the relevant portfolio. Agencies receive resources from the annual appropriations acts, special appropriations (including standing appropriations and special accounts), and revenue from other sources.

A key role of the PBS is to facilitate the understanding of proposed annual appropriations in Appropriation Bills No. 1 and No. 2. In this sense the PBS are Budget related papers and are declared by the Appropriation Bills to be 'relevant documents' to the interpretation of the Acts according to section 15AB of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

The PBS provides information, explanation and justification to enable Parliament to understand the purpose of each outcome proposed in the Bills.

As required under section 12 of the Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998, non-general government sector entities are not consolidated into the Commonwealth general government sector fiscal estimates and accordingly, these entities are not reported in the PBS.

The following Australian Government Agencies' held their Portfolio Budget Statements on their websites at the time of release.

  • Agriculture and Water Resources Portfolio
  • Attorney-General’s Portfolio
  • Communications and the Arts Portfolio
  • Defence Portfolio
    • Defence
    • Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Education and Training Portfolio
  • Employment Portfolio
  • Environment and Energy Portfolio
  • Finance Portfolio
  • Foreign Affairs and Trade Portfolio
  • Health Portfolio
  • Immigration and Border Protection Portfolio
  • Industry, Innovation and Science Portfolio
  • Infrastructure and Regional Development Portfolio
  • Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio
  • Social Services Portfolio
    • Social Services
    • Department of Human Services
  • Treasury Portfolio
  • Parliamentary Departments
    • Department of the House of Representatives
    • Department of the Senate
    • Department of Parliamentary Services
    • Parliamentary Budget Office

Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements

The purpose of the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements (PAES) is to inform Senators and Members of Parliament and the public of the proposed allocation of resources to government outcomes by agencies within the relevant portfolio.

While the PAES include an Agency Resource Statement to inform Parliament of the revised estimate of the total resources available to an agency, the focus of the PAES is on explaining the changes in resourcing since the Budget. As such, the PAES provides information on new measures and their impact on the financial and non-financial planned performance of agencies.

The PAES facilitate understanding of the proposed appropriations in Appropriation Bills (No. 3 and No. 4). In this sense the PAES are declared by the Additional Estimates Appropriation Bills to be a 'relevant document' to the interpretation of the Bills according to section 15AB of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

Whereas the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook is a mid-year budget report which provides updated information to allow the assessment of the Government's fiscal performance against its fiscal strategy, the PAES update the most recent budget appropriations for agencies within the relevant portfolio.

The following Australian Government Agencies' held their Portfolio Aditional Estimate Statements on their websites at the time of release.

  • Agriculture & Water Resources Portfolio
  • Attorney-General’s Portfolio
  • Communications and the Arts Portfolio
  • Defence Portfolio
  • Education and Training Portfolio
  • Environment and Energy Portfolio
  • Finance Portfolio
  • Foreign Affairs and Trade Portfolio
  • Health and Aged Care Portfolio
  • Home Affairs Portfolio
  • Human Services Portfolio
  • Industry, Innovation and Science Portfolio
  • Infrastructure and Transport Portfolio
  • Jobs and Small Business Portfolio
  • Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio
  • Social Services Portfolio
  • Treasury Portfolio

Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook

The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) updates the economic and fiscal outlook from the previous budget. Clause 14 of the Charter of Budget Honesty requires the release of a MYEFO each year by the end of January, or six months after the last budget, whichever is later.

Document PDF Download
Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2017‑18 1.9MB
Chart data 454KB(Zip)

Final Budget Outcome

The Final Budget Outcome (FBO) encompasses Australian Government general government sector fiscal outcomes for the financial year and is based on external reporting standards. The Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998 requires that a Final Budget Outcome be released no later than three months after the end of the relevant financial year.

Document PDF Download
Final Budget Outcome 2017‑18 664KB