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What is ORDA?

Online Retention and Disposal Application (ORDA) is a web-based application designed to support the online development, submission, issuing and ongoing management of Retention and Disposal Authorities (RDAs).

The application manages the full workflow for RDAs enabling Public Record Office Victoria (PROV), Victorian government agency staff and service providers engaged by state agencies, to collaboratively draft and produce RDAs online.

ORDA also provides a central database of RDAs and applicable appraisal decisions and provides the capability to search for existing precedent.

Access ORDA here


Who can use ORDA?

ORDA is available for records and information management officers within agencies as well as service providers engaged by agencies when they are developing or revising RDAs.


How do I use ORDA?

The ORDA application is accessed online. You will be assigned a login and password by PROV staff upon commencement of an approved RDA project

Information about how to use ORDA can be found in the ORDA guides.

Please contact us before commencing your RDA project.


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