Destruction or transfer of records requires authorisation via disposal schedules.
Agencies and local councils must not dispose of official records except in accordance with a determination made by the Director of State Records with the approval of State Records Council.
General Disposal Schedules approved by State Records Council.
Operational Records Disposal Schedules (RDS) approved by State Records Council.
Records of temporary value can be destroyed in accordance with disposal schedules and management authorisation.
The revised draft GDS Local Government Records differs to the existing GDS 20. It is organised by activities or work processes rather than functions.
A Records Disposal Schedule (RDS) is required for the disposal of agency unique records not covered by an approved general disposal schedule (GDS).