Online training update

OSA is currently reviewing online training options. We plan to create an online training video with supporting resources, including trainers notes, a checklist, and advice on how to personalise the training video if needed. Crystal Adams, our Project Officer, has completed the stakeholder consultation phase of this project. The update includes an overview of the project, a summary of consultation including current training practices and changes to training needs, and a project timeline.

To keep up to date on project progress visit this link or subscribe to our newsletter

Records retention notices issued by the State Archivist

The State Archivist has also advised organisations to preserve relevant records for the following Royal Commissions: 

If you have any questions, please contact us on 6165 5581 or

Disposal Schedules released 

Statutory Governing Bodies Disposal Schedule

The Statutory Governing Bodies Disposal Schedule can be used by Boards, Tribunals, Commissions, Panels, Working Groups and Governing Councils who conduct most of their business in meetings. The Schedule covers records of membership, meeting arrangements, agenda and minutes and other common administrative records. 

If you would like to use this Schedule or have questions, please contact us on 6165 5581 or

Latest publications

In our new Information Management Framework, Standards replace Guidelines.The State Archivist has authorised two Standards, the Information and Records Management Standard and the Physical Storage Technical Standard.  We hope you find both Standards useful. 

Digital Dilemmas?

We are seeking expressions of interest for a new Community of Practice (CoP), coordinated by the OSA team. The CoP’s focus will be all things digital. We’ll hold monthly virtual sessions, relying on our members to promote it widely. For information and meeting dates visit this page

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Australia

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse release its final report in December 2017 and it included a volume relating to recordkeeping and information sharing. The Tasmanian Government made a response to the recommendations of the report.

The Office of the State Archivist has been working on implementing the recordkeeping recommendations in consultation with stakeholders. The State Archivist has also met with deputy secretaries of the Tasmanian Government Agencies most likely to be impacted.

We have developed a Royal Commission toolkit, which includes a new Disposal Schedule for Records Relating to Child Abuse (DA2520) and an updated Disposal Freeze for Records Relating to Children. There is also information and tools to help you implement the recordkeeping recommendations in your organisation. We will continue to add to the toolkit as new information and resources become available.