Records management

Why records matter?

Records are an essential tool of good business and for efficient administration. They provide:

  • information for planning and decision-making
  • evidence of government accountability

and are often subject to specific legal requirements.

For government agencies, records document what is done and why. They provide evidence of communications, decisions and actions.

In the long term, some of the records your agency makes will be retained as national archives and so become part of Australia's documentary heritage.

What's new on the website

What we keep: Principles for the selection of the Australian Government's national archives

Digital Excellence Awards

Survey: Digitisation Products and Services

Archives eLearning modules

The three modules of ICA-Req are now available:

Information: the Currency of the Digital Economy conference

Records disposal freezes and retention notices

Managing information and records in network drives

Digital Excellence Awards

National Archives Awards for Digital Excellence

Check-up Digital
GAIN Australia e-bulletins

Access our GAIN Australia e-bulletins to stay up to date with National Archives' information and records management news and initiatives.

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