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The Data and Recordkeeping Policy provides policy statements addressing the following:

  • data is included in the definition of record under the Public Records Act 1973
  • data must be managed in accordance with PROV Standards
  • disposal of data requires authorisation from the Keeper of Public Records, which is through Retention and Disposal Authorities and the principle of Normal Administrative Practice.


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