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 of the Minister for Finance 2016, which formally commenced on 1 July 2016.

The BOF was updated in February 2017.

Fact sheet

The fact sheet provides further information on the BOF.


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

Reviewed 27/02/2018
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