State Records NSW periodically reviews all policies to ensure they remain relevant and useful.

We are seeking feedback on Building the Archives; a policy on appraisal and the identification of State archives.

The NSW State Archives Collection documents the daily work of the NSW Government and its agencies from 1788 to today.

The Building the Archives policy’s objectives guide State Records NSW in making decisions about which records should be retained as State archives.

This consultation paper seeks feedback on the five objectives in Building the Archives. This policy will guide appraisal decisions and shape the future of the NSW State Archives Collection.

If you have queries about  Building the Archives, please contact us at

Have your say

Have your say by 27 June 2023

You can provide feedback using the form below:

Consultation period
05/31/2023 to 06/27/2023