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TThis online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 8 September to 5 October 2020. Below is a record of the engagement.


We want to know why government records and information have value to you and the broader South Australian community.

What’s being decided?

We are updating the criteria used by government to determine what records are kept as permanent archive of South Australia.

Using the draft Appraisal Standard, government agencies will be able to assess the value of their records and determine whether they should be kept and for how long.

Records may relate to any activities of state and local government. This includes your interactions with government agencies such as applying for a drivers licence, seeking probate on a will, or writing to your local council.

Get involved

Read the draft Appraisal Standard and Appraisal Standard Summary and have your say by:

How can your input influence the decision?

Your input will help to refine the criteria used by government to determine what records should be kept forever as State archives.

What are the next steps?

The new criteria will be published as a records management standard under the State Records Act 1997 in December 2020.

Contact details

For general inquiries, please email us at or call us on (08) 8204 8791 during business hours (9am to 5pm, weekdays).

Closing date: 5 pm Monday 5 October 2020

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