On these pages you’ll find more information about Cabinet meetings, including what should go to Cabinet, how to get an item on the Cabinet agenda and who to contact for more information.

Cabinet is a key decision making body of the government and meets twice a week, on Monday and Thursday. It considers strategic and significant matters, legislative changes, intergovernmental matters and some administrative matters. Cabinet approval is also required for any item that must be approved by His Excellency the Governor in Executive Council.

An item can be brought to Cabinet as a submission, a note or a strategic discussion, depending on what Cabinet is being asked to do.

If Cabinet is being asked to approve something (e.g. for the government to enter into a contract, make a legislative change, make an appointment, etc.), it must be lodged as a Cabinet submission for a Monday Cabinet.

If Cabinet is being asked to note something (e.g. the government’s position on a Private Members' Bill or the release of a significant public report, etc.), it must be lodged as a Cabinet note for a Monday Cabinet.

If Cabinet is not being asked to either approve or note something, but to discuss an issue, the item could be submitted as a strategic discussion item for a Thursday Cabinet. Alternatively, the item could initially be considered by a Cabinet committee ahead of Cabinet’s consideration.

Refer to What needs to go to Cabinet for further information about submissions, notes and strategic discussion items or download a template. You can also speak with your Portfolio Cabinet Officer.

Meeting Schedule

Cabinet

  • Monday 10am until 1pm (unless otherwise advised)
  • If Monday is a public holiday, Tuesday at 10am (unless otherwise advised)
  • Final meeting of the year - TBA

Executive Council

  • Thursday 9am for 9:15am start (unless otherwise advised)
  • Advice provided if Thursday is a public holiday
  • Final meeting of the year - TBA

Cabinet Strategic Discussion Meeting

  • Thursday 9:30am until 10am if Parliament is sitting (unless otherwise advised)
  • Thursday at 9:45am until 12pm if Parliament is not sitting (unless otherwise advised)
  • Final meeting of the year - TBA

Cabinet Committees

Acting Ministers’ List

Minister absent

Period of absence

Portfolios

Acting Minister/s

Nil