Recordkeeping A-Z

Removable media is storage media which is designed to be removed from a computer. Removable media is low cost, portable and simple, allowing people to copy, store and carry large quantities of...

Every organisation in the NSW public sector has an involvement with a range of committees. It is important that recordkeeping procedures are established for each committee that your organisation...

You and your organisation need reliable information and records to operate effectively. Most organisations have business and recordkeeping systems which automatically create, capture and store...

The records and information management policy establishes the governance framework for the creation, capture, control, use, maintenance, and disposal of records and information in your...

In records management, records are classified according to the business functions and activities which generate the records. This functional approach to classification means that classification...

Here are some practical tips on how to keep records safe and secure when they are in transit.

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

This checklist is designed to provide information for the quick assessment of damage to records and their recovery.

In addition to the detailed online guidance, these resources are available.

This page provides practical guidance on the physical relocation of records in any format when you are moving premises.

Background

The State Archives and Records Authority of NSW (SARA) is currently undertaking a review of the General retention and disposal authority: Public Health Services – Patient/...

Chief executives of NSW public offices have specific obligations under the State Records Act 1998. This page contains guidance that will assist chief executives to make and keep...

NSW local government councils are 'public offices' as defined in section 3 (1) of the State Records Act 1998. This page contains guidance that will assist local councils to make...

Local Land Services are responsible for providing advice and services to landholders and the community to improve biosecurity, agricultural production, emergency management, and natural resource...

Offices of New South Wales Government Ministers are 'public offices' as defined in section 3 (1) of the State Records Act 1998. This page contains guidance that will assist...

Public schools in NSW are responsible for creating and managing records relating to school administration. By creating and managing records effectively, schools will be able to meet their...

The Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) is the individual within the organisation who has been assigned strategic and managerial responsibility for records and information management. The...

Under the terms of Part 2 of the State Records Act 1998, public health organisations which are part of the NSW public health system are required to meet standards for records management...

The State Records Act 1998 came into operation for NSW universities on 1 January 1999. This page contains guidance that will assist universities to make and keep records appropriately and...

The State Records Act 1998 creates a statutory framework for authorising the disposal of State records and for deciding which records will be retained as State archives. Under the Act,...

The State Records Act 1998 creates a statutory framework for authorising the disposal of State records and for deciding which records will be retained as State archives. Under the Act,...

Agencies can request retrieval of State archives in our custody via:

This authority covers records of Royal Commissions, Special Commissions of Inquiry, Commissions of Inquiry and Inquiries established by Letters Patent or Ministerial Directive.
 

This standard sets out three principles for effective records and information management. It has been designed to support digital recordkeeping as the NSW Government transitions to digital...