Author: Government recordkeeping

The PROV Appraisal and Documentation Team invites stakeholders to review a new draft Retention and Disposal Authority for Records of the Office of the Governor.

The aim of the Retention and Disposal Authority (RDA), once issued as a Standard, is to specify records required as State Archives and to provide for the lawful disposal of records not required permanently after specified periods.

About this draft RDA

This RDA has been developed in consultation with the Office of the Governor (OOG). It includes their unique functions including the constitutional and ceremonial responsibilities of the Governor and the custodianship of Government House.  It is arranged by the following broad functions:

  • Constitutional Role Management
  • Program Delivery – Patronage and Ceremonial
  • Government House and Household Management

Feedback on the draft RDA

The draft RDA is available below, along with a brief report outlining the background, scope and appraisal recommendations:

We would appreciate feedback on the following:

  • Are the retention periods reasonable?
  • Is the language used in the RDA clear enough?
  • Can you identify any gaps in the RDA coverage?


Please provide any feedback to by COB Friday 7 October 2022.