Cabinet Committees

The government has re-established the Emergency Management Council and established a Budget Cabinet Committee and three portfolio committees:

  • the Economic and Infrastructure Cabinet Committee
  • the Justice and Legislative Reform Cabinet Committee
  • the Social Affairs Cabinet Committee.

The Cabinet committees operate in an advisory capacity and are a forum for ministers to discuss significant cross portfolio issues.

The Emergency Management Council, chaired by the Premier, provides strategic oversight of South Australia's security and emergency management arrangements and executive leadership during a significant security event or natural disaster.

The Budget Cabinet Committee, chaired by the Treasurer, is responsible for driving preparation of the State Budget and to ensure the rigorous application of budget principles and processes to ensure that agency resources are efficiently deployed to meet the government’s priorities and overall financial targets.

The Economic and Infrastructure Committee, chaired by the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government, drives the government’s economic development and infrastructure priorities to build a dynamic economy that provides new job opportunities, fosters entrepreneurialism and strengthens the future of the state in line with the government’s 2036 vision for South Australia.

The Justice and Legislative Reform Committee, chaired by the Deputy Premier, drives the development and implementation of the government’s commitment to major reforms in the justice portfolio and to scrutinise, from a whole-of-government perspective, the legislative and regulatory implications of major initiatives and monitors the status of key commitments and initiatives in the areas of justice and legislative reform.

The Social Affairs Committee, chaired by the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, drives the development and implementation of the government’s commitment to strategic reforms in health and disability policy from a whole-of-government perspective including delivery models, resource allocation and stakeholder engagement, and monitors the status of key social affairs commitments and reforms.

Committees meet at the discretion of the Chair. Contact the relevant committee Executive Officer for a meeting schedule.

Committee Meeting Dates

Emergency Management Council

  • 18 February 2019
  • 15 April 2019
  • 19 August 2019
  • 21 October 2019
  • 16 December 2019

Budget Cabinet Committee

  • 13 February 2019

Economic and Infrastructure Cabinet Committee

  • 14 February 2019
  • 14 March 2019
  • 11 April 2019
  • 9 May 2019
  • 13 June 2019

Justice and Legislative Reform Cabinet Committee

  • 14 March 2019

Social Affairs Cabinet Committee

  • 7 February 2019
  • 21 February 2019
  • 7 March 2019

Cabinet committee agendas

Submissions, strategic discussion or noting items can be considered by a committee. Contact the Executive Officer of the committee to discuss the process for adding an item to a committee agenda.

Cabinet submissions may also be referred to a committee by the Cabinet Secretary or via the Cabinet Office or Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) commenting stage.

Documents must be lodged at least six business days prior to a meeting and have the appropriate information classification (e.g. Sensitive: SA Cabinet). Documents are submitted via the committee’s inbox.


Use the Cabinet submission template for proposals seeking consideration from the Cabinet committee, and submit with a Cabinet Office comment and DTF costing comment.

Use the Cabinet note template when bringing a matter to a committee for noting or information.

A strategic discussion item can be supported by an A3 discussion paper. Contact the committee Executive Officer for more information about A3 discussion papers.