Access to the records

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Access directions - requesting a review

The State Records Act provides an internal review mechanism for decisions made by public offices to close or open records to public access

Access to State archives - your rights

The State Records Act establishes a general entitlement to access to State records that are at least 20 years old

Accessing the records guide

State records are open to public access after 20 years unless the record is subject to an early access authorisation or a closed to public access direction

Community access points

We have made some of the most useful State archives for family and local history available in the Archives Resources Kit, located at 39 community access points around NSW

Regional Archives Centres

A network of Regional Archives Centres provides access to state archives of regional significance and to copies of key state archives

Register of access directions

This register lists access directions to State records under the State Records Act 1998