New South Wales

Cost Benefit Analysis Forum 2023


From: Tuesday August 8, 2023, 8:15 am

To: Tuesday August 8, 2023, 6:30 pm

CBA has long been a key tool for public policy but, over the past year high-profile stories, both State and Federal, have emphasised  the importance of having public accountability and a strong evidence base in decisions.

The 2023 CBA Forum is a unique opportunity to meet, re-engage with and learn from colleagues, peers and industry experts across a wide range of disciplines and organisations.

The programme will be of interest to experienced practitioners, those new to developing CBAs and people who rely on CBAs for supporting decision-making.

Experts in the theory, policy and application of CBA are part of an exciting program that includes:

  • the newly created Australian Centre for Evaluation;
  • updates to national and NSW CBA guidance;
  • exploring distribution, equity and diversity in CBA: and
  • practical CBA sessions on tools and techniques, guides and practice, and case studies.

For people new to CBA, in the lead up to the forum, we will re-run last year’s popular  “Introduction to CBA” preliminary session, based on NSW Treasury Guidelines. This Zoom session will precede the Forum on Friday, August  4th, from approximately 10am until 12.15pm.  Be sure to register your interest when booking if you would like be part of this separate session - there is no cost to attend.  You can view the workshop draft agenda here.

The Forum is designed as an in-person event, and this year the Society is fortunate to have the use of Deloitte’s new Quay-side facilities for both the Forum and the post-event networking function. On-line attendance will be available for Economic Society members who are unable to attend in-person or if in-person capacity is filled.  Please note your preference when registering.

The event has no COVID restrictions but will follow the venue’s Covid Safe guidelines.


Consider becoming a member of ESA to be eligible for the discounted rate.

Date: Tuesday 8 August
Time: All day event, starting at 8.45am
Venue Partner: Deloitte, Quay Quarter Tower, Level 46, enter via 25 Phillip Street, Circular Quay
Cost:  $185 members / $235 non-members (join or renew) Contact Us if you need help with your login

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This event is supported by experts in the field of CBA. You can read more about our speakers on our dedicated web page - bios will be added as they are received.

Breakout Sessions

Please ensure you select your preferred breakout session when registering.  Important note - only one breakout stream will be live-streamed via Zoom (whichever receives the most registrations).


To register please book online below. If you are unable to attend in-person the Zoom link to join will be sent 24 hours prior to the event.

Current ESA financial members that belong to branches other than NSW will need to contact us to receive the Promo Code in order to register at the member rate.

Remember to let us know how you plan to attend, which breakout sessions you prefer and whether you are able to join us for post-event networking drinks.  You'll also need to tick the box if you wish to join the Introduction to CBA workshop on 4 August.



With thanks to Deloitte, our Venue Partner



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Deloitte, Quay Quarter Tower, Level 46, enter via 25 Phillip Street, Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000

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