Author: Government recordkeeping

The Public Records Advisory Council (PRAC) and Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) are pleased to announce the return of the Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards.

The Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards is an initiative of PRAC which provides advice to PROV and the Minister for Government Services on the administration of the Public Records Act; and promotes cooperation between PROV and government agencies. The Awards, established in 1998, recognise excellence and innovation in records management within the Victorian Public Sector. 

The biennial award ceremony is a prestigious event showcasing projects completed by Victorian government agencies, including local governments, that truly reflect innovation and dedication to best practice recordkeeping and the preservation of records of permanent value. These records hold much of our personal, corporate, and social memory and document the development of Victoria’s government, culture and economy, as well as our natural and built environments.

After a four-year hiatus, PROV Acting Director Nicole Tighe and PRAC President Judy Maddigan say the recommencement of the awards is a significant step in recognising the importance of innovation and excellence in an ever-changing records management environment.

“These Awards acknowledge the significant work record managers do to ensure the creation, capture and preservation of public records which are evidence of important decisions and activities of the people and government of Victoria required now and into the future,” Nicole Tighe said. 

“The last few years have provided great opportunities and challenges for recordkeepers and information professionals, many of whom have pivoted to managing the records of government remotely. We look forward to seeing this year’s entries and awarding the excellent work achieved across government in the recordkeeping of our State’s unfolding history,” said Judy Maddigan.

Victorian government agencies are invited to submit nominations for outstanding records management projects or initiatives completed or substantially completed between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2022.

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Download the Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards guidelines and nomination form.

For further information, including past winners and case studies, please see the Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards webpage.



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