State Archives Agency Services

Information and help with transferring records to the State Archives collection

Our team supports government agencies in meeting their legislative responsibilities as required by Parts 4 and 6 of the State Records Act 1998. We provide advice on managing access directions, preparing and requesting archives of any format for transfer, submitting transfer plans, agency retrieval of state archives, series registration and information about Regional Archives Centres.

Site visit to WSRC

Transfer plans

The requirement for public offices to submit a transfer plan commenced on 1 January 2024

Records Managers Online Forum

Recording of the online forum presented by State Records NSW and Museums of History NSW, 24 May 2024

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Service Portal login

The Portal is designed to provide an improved user experience and help Museums of History NSW and State Records NSW to better support customer needs. Contact us for a login to access up-to-date series information, transfer state archives and submit recordkeeping self-assessments.

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Transferring state archives

Transfer is the process that results in records being taken into our custody to become part of the State Archives Collection

NSW State Archive, Kingswood. 19/9/2022

Transfer of electronic annual reports

The transfer of annual reports to the State Archives Collection is required under the State Records Act 1998

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Public access to records

Advice and procedures for access to state records and registering access directions

Site visit to WSRC

Distributed management of state archives

An alternative to the standard option of transferring records to Museums of History NSW's custody

Agency Archives Retrieval

Submit your request for state archives

Online: Request for state archives form | Email: | Phone: +61 2 9673 1788 and ask for Archives Retrieval

Records Managers Online Forum 24 May 2024

Records Managers Forum

Presented by State Records NSW and Museums of History NSW

03:39 Introduction to transfer planning

10:33 Demonstration of Transfer Plan tool in Portal

31:57 Q and A session