Managing flood-damaged records

Our thoughts are with everyone currently affected by the NSW floods.

For public offices and their contracted providers whose records have been impacted by the flooding, please refer to the State Archives and Records Authority’s (SARA) disaster management resources:

For records that have been identified as damaged or destroyed, public offices – in the first instance – should:

  1. implement their counter disaster reaction and recovery plan
  2. refer to SARA’s Recovery Checklist
  3. notify SARA for assistance navigating compliance and options around damaged records
  4. contact their insurer.

For additional information, please refer to:

Please do not hesitate to contact the Recordkeeping Standards and Advice at with enquiries or for assistance.