Government Budget 100% open


What data is expected?

National government budget at a high level, that is the planned government expenditure for the upcoming year, and not the actual expenditure. Open budget data allows for well-informed publics: showing where money is spent on, how public funds develop over time, and why certain activities are funded. We recommend that you consult our methodology section for more information.

  • Budget per government department
  • Budget per sub-department
  • Descriptions for budget sections

How open is the data?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 3

Data format


Data Location

  • - Budget 2016-17: Portfolio Budget Statements - Tables and Data
  • - Machine Readable Portfolio Line Items Dataset
  • - Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced Yes
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date Yes Data is released as soon as practicable to release of the budget - usually on the same day.
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format CSV, JSON, XLS The machine-readable Portfolio Budget Statement Line Items dataset is API-enabled inside CKAN to enable visualistion.
    findable 4
    findable_steps google search for open budget data
    licence_url Data is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 3
    collector_name Department of Finance
    characteristics Budget per government department, Budget per sub-department, Descriptions for budget sections
    location - Budget 2016-17: Portfolio Budget Statements - Tables and Data, - Machine Readable Portfolio Line Items Dataset, - Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements


    In addition to the annual budget, mid-year and additional estimates data is also made available.

    Reviewer comments

    Accept: checked all links: perfect and CC 3.0 Australian License, full explanation etc.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Anna Alberts
    Last modified   Fri Dec 09 2016 01:38:27 GMT+0000 (UTC)