Annual reports

Our annual reports summarise our performance, achievements, activities, operations and financial statements of the preceding financial year. 

State Records NSW is the successor agency to the State Archives and Records Authority (SARA).  SARA annual reports are available on the OpenGov website: 

Benchmarking report 

This report provides a benchmark against which State Records NSW can measure the success of its programs. It offers an in-depth analysis of the current understanding of recordkeeping obligations. 

Compliance assessment report

This report provides an assessment of a non-compliance matter, and provides recommendations, consistent with our regulatory objectives.

For the Record newsletter  

Published every two months, For the Record is our newsletter is one of our primary means of communicating with NSW public offices about records management.

Recordkeeping monitoring exercise reports 

We conduct recordkeeping monitoring exercises with public offices to assess their records management programs. We document the results in the following reports: 


Corporate Policies 

Museums of History NSW (MHNSW) provides shared service arrangements to State Records NSW. State Records NSW has adopted the following of MHNSW’s corporate policies, copies of which can be viewed on the MHNSW website:

  • Appropriate use of Digital Technologies Policy

  • Bring your Own Device (BYOD) Policy

  • Bullying and Harassment Free Workplace Policy

  • Business Continuity Policy

  • CCTV Policy

  • Contract Management Policy

  • Cyber Resilience and Information Security Policy

  • First Aid Policy

  • Fraud and Corruption Strategy

  • Grievance Policy

  • Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Policy

  • ICT Change Management Policy

  • Infectious Disease and Illness Prevention Policy

  • Leave Management Policy

  • Managing Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace Policy

  • Managing Unsatisfactory Performance Policy

  • Mobile Device Management Policy

  • Patch Management Policy

  • Physical Security and Building access Policy

  • Procurement Policy

  • Purchasing Cards Policy

  • Return to Work Policy

  • User Access Control and Management Policy

  • Work Health and Safety Policy

The policies listed in this section are corporate policies specific to State Records NSW. Recordkeeping policies developed by State Records NSW for NSW public offices can be found on the standards and policies page.

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