General Disposal Authorities

To assist State and Local Government organizations in the disposal of State records, the SRO has developed the following General Disposal Authorities for use by government organizations:

General Disposal Authority for State Government Information (DA 2013-017/1)

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  • Available for State Government organizations, providing broad coverage for records common to State Government.
  • Replaces the General Disposal Authority for State Government Information (RD 2013-017); General Disposal Authorities for Administrative Records (RD 2003016); Human Resource Management Records (RD 2012004); and Financial and Accounting Records (RD 2005010).
  • Incorporates amendments to retention periods for CCTV records as per WA Police recommendations (approved in October 2017).

The following resources are available to assist agencies implement the General Disposal Authority for State Government Information:

General Disposal Authority for Local Government Records (DA 2015-001/1)

The SRO have issued a circular relating to the Disposal of Cemetery Records by Local Government organisations. The SRO requires local government organisations with responsibility for cemetery management to cease destruction of cemetery management records until further notice. 

More information is provided in the circular DISPOSAL OF CEMETERY RECORDS: Local Government records relating to Cemetery Management.

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  • Available for Local Government organizations, providing broad coverage for records common to Local Government.
  • Replaces the General Disposal Authority for Local Government Records (RD 2015-001); and replaces RD 2010046.
  • Incorporates amendments to retention periods for CCTV records as per WA Police recommendations (approved October 2017).

Four appendices are included at the rear of the PDF of the General Disposal Authority for Local Government Records, providing changes to retention periods and disposal actions; changes to reference numbers; and new entries. 
(Please note: Appendices A, B and C updated in October 2017 and Appendix D added in October 2017.)

For guidance regarding resentencing when implementing the General Disposal Authority for Local Government Records, see the SRO Guideline: Implementing a revised Disposal, Authority: Resentencing Records.

General Disposal Authority for Local Government Records - Presentation

SRO presentation, including notes, on the General Disposal Authority for Local Government Records (GDALG) and SRC Standards Update 2016 delivered to the Local Government Records Management Group meeting on 25 August 2016.  Available to Local Government organizations to assist with the implementation of the revised GDALG and resentencing records, and to provide information on the updated SRC Standards and other publications.

General Disposal Authority for Source Records (RD 2016002)

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  • Available to State and Local Government organizations, providing for the legal destruction of source records that have been successfully digitized in accordance with the GDA and the Digitization Specification.

For queries about General Disposal Authorities please contact the SRO on ph. 9427 3661 or email sro@sro.wa.gov.au

 

Last updated 11 November 2019