In accordance with the provisions of the State Records Act (section 13), NSW State Archives and Records may approve standards and codes of best practice for records management for use by public offices.
Recordkeeping standards are mandatory, measurable and include minimum compliance requirements. They are outcomes oriented, rather than prescriptive.
Standards issued by NSW State Archives and Records under the Act include:
- Standard on the physical storage of State records
- Standard on records management
NSW State Archives and Records is required under the Act to consult with public offices on any proposed standard or code of best practice. Public offices may be contacted periodically for feedback on existing or proposed standards and codes of best practice.