AS ISO 15489 - 2002 Records Management was adopted as a code of best practice by NSW State Archives and Records in June 2002.
In March 2002 Standards Australia published the Australian Standard on records management. The Standard is in two parts:
- AS ISO 15489.1-2002, Records Management - Part 1: General
- AS ISO 15489.2-2002, Records Management - Part 2: Guidelines
AS ISO 15489.1 is a high level statement of records management principles and policy and is supported by AS ISO 15489.2, a technical report which provides more detail and guidance to assist with the implementation of best practice recordkeeping.
This Standard replaces Australian Standard, AS 4390-1996, Records Management. However, it is based on AS 4390 and so there is significant continuity between the standards.
AS ISO 15489 is an Australian codification of the International Standard on Records Management, ISO 15489, approved in October 2001. It therefore represents international best practice for recordkeeping.
To obtain a copy of AS ISO 15489 Parts 1 and 2, please contact SAI Global (distributor of Australian standards).
NSW State Archives and Records is currently undertaking consultation on a proposed new Code of Best Practice for Records Management.
Published April 2014/Revised March 2018