Annual reports

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

The Annual Report of the State Records Authority NSW (State Records NSW) for year ending 30 June 2023 can be found here .

State Records NSW is the successor agency to the State Archives and Records Authority (SARA).  Copies of SARA’s past annual reports can be found via OpenGov NSW*

*As of 2023 there is no longer a requirement to publish annual reports via OpenGov NSW, however previous years’ reports can still be obtained via their website. Annual reports that were previously uploaded to OpenGov will be harvested by Museums of History NSW (MHNSW) for transfer into State archives.

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:

  • Acceptable Use of Technology Policy

  • Bring your Own Device (BYOD) Policy

  • Bullying and Harassment Free Workplace

  • Business Continuity Management Policy

  • Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Policy

  • Contract Management Policy

  • Cyber Resilience and Information Security Policy

  • Debt Collection and Receivables Policy

  • Diversity and Inclusion Policy

  • Domestic and Family Violence Policy

  • First Aid Policy

  • Fraud and Corruption Control Strategy

  • Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Policy

  • Grievance Policy

  • ICT Change Management

  • Infectious Disease and Illness Prevention Policy

  • Leave Management Policy

  • Managing Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace

  • Managing Unsatisfactory Performance Policy and Procedure

  • Mobile Device Management Policy

  • Patch Management Policy

  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Policy

  • Procurement Policy

  • Purchasing Card (Pcard) Policy

  • Return to Work Policy

  • Risk Management Framework

  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy

  • User Access Control and Management Policy

  • Work Health and Safety Policy
  • Working with Children & Young People


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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