Agencies must develop a Records Disposal Schedule (RDS) to obtain authorisation for the disposal of unique records of their core business which are not covered by an approved general disposal schedule.

The Director of State Records makes a determination regarding disposal of the records, with the approval of the State Records Council, in accordance with section 23 of the State Records Act 1997.

Agencies must not dispose of official records, except in accordance with an approved disposal schedule.

State Records are currently reviewing the RDS development process please email if you are looking at developing or extending your schedule.