Author: Government recordkeeping

Much has been written about the current state of recordkeeping in the Victorian public sector; independent reviews and investigations have been conducted into not only recordkeeping, but other government activities where poor recordkeeping has been identified as a contributing factor to failures in process.

In addition to these independent inquiries, Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) has also undertaken a range of assessments and surveys to determine recordkeeping maturity in agencies, recordkeeping issues affecting agencies, and barriers to proper recordkeeping practices.

A report has been developed that summarises the findings of these various reports and assessments; it identifies the major recordkeeping challenges facing the Victorian public sector and provides a snapshot of the initiatives that have been undertaken (or are currently being undertaken) by PROV and other government agencies to address recordkeeping challenges. 

Please click here to read the full report.

Material in the Public Record Office Victoria archival collection contains words and descriptions that reflect attitudes and government policies at different times which may be insensitive and upsetting

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples should be aware the collection and website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

PROV provides advice to researchers wishing to access, publish or re-use records about Aboriginal Peoples