About our Standards
As required by the Public Records Act 1973, the Keeper of Public Records sets mandatory Standards for the management of public records. The head of every Victorian public office is responsible for ensuring compliance with them.
The Standards apply to data/information/records held across the public office, in all formats, systems and storage environments. Some Standards have Specifications setting out technical requirements. PROV provides a range of guidelines and tools to assist public offices.
The Standards enable compliance with Australian and International Standards and support other Victorian Government requirements.
NEW Strategic Management Standard and Guideline
May 2023: Please note that PROS 23/01 Strategic Management Standard and the associated Guideline have now been released. These documents replace PROS 19/03. For further information on changes made to the Standard, please see the Blog Post.