Budget Operations Framework

The Budget Operations Framework (BOF) serves to assist Victorian Government departments in understanding and applying the financial and legislative framework that underpins budgeting and funding processes.

The BOF includes mandatory requirements for Departments on matters relating to appropriation funding (including supplementary funding requests), trust accounts, carryovers, and other specific budget and funding topics. It also includes extensive guidance material.

All Victorian government departments are required to apply the BOF under the Standing Directions 2018 under the Financial Management Act 1994.

Note: from 1 July 2019 onwards, the BOF will no longer apply. The policies in the BOF will be applied through the Resource Management Framework.


Any questions related to the BOF should be emailed to financial.frameworks@dtf.vic.gov.au.

Reviewed 12/02/2019
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