Recordkeeping A-Z

NSW State Archives and Records has developed a set of model access directions for local government records. They are based on the Attorney General's Guidelines for making access directions and...

All Administrative Requirements are available via the Administrative Requirements Portal. This Portal can also be accessed on the websites of the Public Service Commission, the Treasury, Office of...

This authority identifies which records relating to animal cruelty inspectorates in charitable organisations operating under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 are required as...

These guidelines are issued by the Attorney General in accordance with section 52(3) of the State Records Act 1998 . The purpose of the guidelines is to assist public...

This authority provides for the authorised disposal of audio visual programs and recordings created by public offices operating within New South Wales. The authority authorises the disposal...

Archival appraisal is perhaps the most important — and certainly the most final — decision-making function that an archives institution undertakes. A decision not to keep records as...

This page provides advice on choosing a format/codec for digitising different types of audio and video recordings.

Digitisation refers to the conversion of non-digital material to digital form. There are many reasons why your organisation may consider converting existing analogue recordings to digital. If your...

From time to time NSW State Archives and Records may also issue disposal alerts or advice about disposal freezes.

This Advice provides some information around questions NSW State Archives and Records has received in relation to Council amalgamations.

These procedures set out how to make access directions for State records. They are designed to assist individual officers who have responsibility for making access directions. They should be used...

These procedures set out how to make access directions for State records. They are designed to assist individual officers who have responsibility for making access directions. They should be used...

Records held by NSW Government organisations are a valuable resource for NSW Government and the community. Records are a core strategic asset and need to be protected and managed appropriately...

Public access to the records of Government is a fundamental right in a democratic society. The State Records Act 1998 promotes the principles of accountability and access by providing for the...

Creating and capturing records to document activities facilitating the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, including the processing of formal applications, handling of informal...

The regular monitoring of records, recordkeeping, and an organisational records management program, is beneficial for all public sector organisations.  Monitoring ensures that records are...