The General retention and disposal authority: administrative records (GA28) identifies common and general administrative records created and maintained by NSW public offices which are required as State archives, and provides approval for the destruction of other records after minimum retention periods have been met.
It applies to records created and maintained by NSW public offices since 1940.
It was approved on 25 June 2007 and revised in 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021. Details of these amendments (including which entries replace GDA8 and GDA11) and advice on implementation of the authority are contained within the PDF version of GA28 below.
A HTML version of GA28 is available. PDF and Excel versions can be downloaded (see below).
A HTML version of the index is available. See below for a PDF version of the index
GA28 replaces GDA 2, GDA 6, GDA 7, GDA8, GDA11 and GDA12. A mapping table between GA28 and GDA2, GDA6, GDA7 and GDA12 is available below.
GA28 December 2021 PDF(2410kb)
GA28 December 2021 XLS (99KB)
GA28 Index PDF (690kb)
Mapping table between GA28 and GDA2, GDA6, GDA7 and GDA12 Word doc (39KB).