We are a statutory body established by the State Records Act 1998. The Act provides for the creation, management and protection of the records of public offices of the State and for public access to those records. It also established the NSW State Archives Board.
We manage and provide access to the New South Wales State archives collection, a unique and irreplaceable part of Australia's cultural heritage dating back to 1788.
What we do
We provide a wide range of services to the public and the NSW public sector, along with guidance for public sector bodies on all aspects of records management.
Our vision: To ensure the people and Government of NSW have ready access to records which illuminate history, enrich the life of the community and support good and accountable government.