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Records required for preservation as State Archives are identified through appraisal. Appraisal is the evaluation of government activities to specify what records should be made and to determine how long records need to be kept to meet the government’s needs, support organisational accountability and meet community expectations. The following presentation provides a summary of the types of records we will preserve as Archives for future discovery, and use, as outlined in the Appraisal Statement for Public Records Required as State Archives policy.

View the presentation below to get a sense of the things they must consider.



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