2 March 2022

Budget 2022-23 lock-up arrangements

The Morrison Government will hand down the 2022‑23 Budget on Tuesday 29 March 2022.

To ensure the security and integrity of the Budget, and the health and safety of participants, arrangements for the lock‑up will be compliant with health restrictions related to the ongoing COVID‑19 pandemic.

Media organisations are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to attend the lock‑up on Tuesday 29 March at Parliament House, Canberra where Budget documents will be available from 1:30 pm.

The media lock‑up will occur within the Press Gallery and thus space in the lock‑up is limited to room capacities in individual suites where outlets already operate. There will also be limited arrangements in the capital cities for major media outlets similar to last year.

Media organisations must register their EOI via the Budget registration website by 5 pm on Friday 11 March with the names and positions of employees seeking access.

Note that registering your interest does not guarantee a place in the lock‑up. Treasury will confirm approved registrations via email.

Stakeholders will be given embargoed access to Budget material at a lock‑up in Canberra. This secure event will be strictly limited. Treasury will arrange with stakeholders directly.

The Treasury will continue to implement the strictest physical and digital security protocols to ensure information security and the health and safety of attendees.

All attendees will be required to agree to confidentiality terms and conditions. In the event of a breach of the terms and conditions, all legal options available to the Commonwealth will be pursued and the organisation and/or individual involved risks not being able to participate in any future Treasury lock‑up.

All enquiries regarding the Budget lock‑up should be directed to Treasury via 02 6263 3788.

As in previous years, Budget documents will be available on the Budget website from 7.30 pm on Tuesday 29 March.