Records management

Electronic communications are public records and subject to the provisions of the Public Records Act 1973 (Vic).

Department record management practices must comply with Department policies and guidelines on records management and management of electronic communications, as amended from time to time. Department records may either:

  • have no retention requirement and be destroyed as soon as they are no longer required for administrative purposes
  • be retained as a temporary record by the Department and then destroyed when the retention period designated by the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) is complete
  • be retained as a permanent record by the Department then, when no longer required for administrative use, transferred to PROV
Chapter explaining Department records management requirements in relation to electronic records and communications

Reviewed 09 June 2020

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