Permanent Records Storage Exemption


Government agencies and local Councils are required to transfer permanent records to State Records' custody when the records are more than 15 years old, or no longer required for administrative use. Records younger than 15 years, and those in current use will not be accepted for transfer unless there are exceptional circumstances.


State Records has provided a Global Exemption, which allows agencies to store permanent records younger than 15 years OR still in administrative use, with Approved Service Providers (ASPs). This is an exemption to storage requirements established under the State Records Storage Approved Services Provider List (the Deed).


For a copy of the global exemption, please see

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