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Recordkeeping for government

Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) provides a range of Standards, general information, resources and tools on our website that can help you understand and implement government recordkeeping practices and requirements.

Contact Government Services

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Enquiries and feedback about recordkeeping

Getting started

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Information for newcomers getting started in records management

Standards framework

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Learn about the PROV standards for the efficient management of public records

Standards, Policies & RDAs

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Search or browse our Document Library of Standards, Policies, Retention and Disposal Authorities and more

Transferring records to PROV

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Find guidance about how to transfer records to PROV

How long should records be kept?

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Find guidance about retention and disposal of records

Victorian Electronic Records Strategy (VERS)

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Creation, capture and preservation of digital records

Learning, resources & tools

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Find our online training, tools, case studies and other resources

Research & projects

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Learn about our research and development programs and projects

Events, networks & awards


Find out about events and forums for records management professionals

Certified suppliers & vendors

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Providers and products which meet PROV requirements

Blog posts about government recordkeeping

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Recordkeeping for Government posts

Material in the Public Record Office Victoria archival collection contains words and descriptions that reflect attitudes and government policies at different times which may be insensitive and upsetting

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples should be aware the collection and website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

PROV provides advice to researchers wishing to access, publish or re-use records about Aboriginal Peoples