The two common types of records authorities for Australian Government agencies are:
- agency-specific records authorities
- general records authorities (GRAs)
Agency-specific records authorities
An agency-specific records authority covers the records an agency creates in relation to their unique business functions.
General records authorities
The National Archives issues general records authorities (GRAs) to authorise the disposal of information and records of administrative business activities and responsibilities common to many Australian Government agencies. They set out the requirements for:
- keeping records
- destroying records
- transferring records
AFDA Express Version 2 is the GRA for a range of common administrative functions.