Project status: Open

2022-23 Budget context:

The Government has worked in partnership with the Canberra community over the last two years through natural disasters and the global pandemic to protect Canberrans’ health, support our most vulnerable, and improve access to essential services.

Now our focus is building our economic, social, and community recovery and to support the wellbeing of Canberrans now and into the future.

As we develop the future budgets, the ACT Government will continue working with the community to make sure Canberra returns even stronger.

The Budget consultation process provides an important opportunity for the community to be involved in the budget process. Working together, we can ensure that limited resources are put to their most efficient use.

We are looking at:

The Budget consultation process encompasses the ACT Government’s core areas of responsibility, which include:

  • Hospitals and healthcare (including our COVID-19 response)
  • Local schools and education
  • Public transport, roads and active travel
  • Suburban and municipal services
  • Community services and support for families
  • Economic development.

Wellbeing indicators:

You may wish to consider wellbeing as you take part in this engagement process.

The ACT Wellbeing Framework looks at 12 aspects of wellbeing – which we call ‘domains’ and includes 56 specific areas across the domains – which we call ‘indicators’. Our indicators show broadly how we are doing in each domain. Over time, indicator results will provide the basis for discussions between government and the community – including during the development of the 2022-23 Budget.

Through the ACT Wellbeing website, you can find out how we are going and other supporting resources, including the Wellbeing Impact Assessment template which we have developed to better understand the impact of policies and proposals on the wellbeing of our people, institutions and environment.

How you can have YourSay:

2022-23 Budget survey

The short survey outlining your thoughts and ideas for the 2022‑23 ACT Budget has now closed.

Submissions for consideration in the development of future budget processes

The written budget submission process will remain open indefinitely and will inform the development of future budgets. We encourage budget submissions to focus on the longer-term expenditure and revenue priorities for the Government and how the Government can best support the wellbeing of the Canberra community.

Our form (accessible via the button at the top right of this page) has also been made available for written budget submissions if you wish to provide more detailed input.

If you have difficulty using this form, your submission may still be emailed through to If you provide a submission via email, please indicate whether your content can be made public, or is to be treated in a confidential manner.

If you have already submitted a 2022-23 Budget consultation submission to, you do not need to resubmit your submission.

Please note that budget submissions are not a mechanism for organisations to request funding assistance, or for others to do so on their behalf. Organisations seeking funding opportunities are encouraged to consult the ACT Government Grants website.

Meetings with community and industry groups

The ACT Government also met with a range of community and industry groups in early 2022 to seek input from these groups on their social and economic priorities.

We will use your views to:

Your ideas will help inform the development of future Budget priorities and decisions about how funding is allocated.

If you provide permission for your budget submission or survey to be made public, it will be uploaded to the Budget Consultation website for other Canberrans to consider. Confidential items will still be reviewed by the ACT Government, but not published on this website. The ACT Government will not generally respond to individual survey responses or budget submissions but will consider input received in the development of future budgets.


Please note the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate retains the right to withhold input from publication if it believes that the content is defamatory, offensive, contravenes anti-discrimination or anti-vilification law or otherwise breaches any law.