The State Records Act 1998 applies to public sector bodies referred to as public offices.
Section 3(1) of the Act identifies that
(a) means each of the following—
(i) a department, office, commission, board, corporation, agency, service or instrumentality, exercising a function of a branch of the Government of the State,
(ii) a body, whether or not incorporated, established for a public purpose,
(iii) a council, county council or joint organisation under the Local Government Act 1993,
(iv) the Cabinet and the Executive Council,
(v) the office and official establishment of the Governor,
(vi) a House of Parliament,
(vii) a court or tribunal,
(viii) a State collecting institution,
(ix) a Royal Commission or Commission of Inquiry,
(x) a State owned corporation,
(xi) the holder of an office under the Crown,
(xii) a political office holder, other than the Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly, within the meaning of the Members of Parliament Staff Act 2013,
(xiii) a body, office or institution, whether or not it is a public office under another subparagraph of this paragraph, that exercises a public function and is declared by the regulations to be a public office for the purposes of this Act,
(b) but does not include—
(i) the Workers Compensation Nominal Insurer established under the Workers Compensation Act 1987, or
(ii) a justice of the peace within the meaning of the Justices of the Peace Act 2002, or
(iii) another individual or a private sector entity, except to the extent that section 8 applies.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if your organisation is not included in the listing of public offices or for more information.
Updated January 2023