Records Disposal Schedules
What is a 'disposal schedule'?
A records disposal schedule sets out the minimum amount of time specific types of records must be kept.
Disposal is not all about destruction - in a records management context, ‘disposal’ is an umbrella term for the ultimate fate of a record (its ‘sentence’), which could be that it is kept OR destroyed.
Read more about the 'Disposal' of records.
Please contact Records Services if you have University of Adelaide records that require archiving or destroying. Records Services can provide advice and assistance to ensure the records are managed in keeping with University policy and State legislation.
The State Records Act 1997 (SA) requires the University to dispose of its official records in accordance with approved disposal schedules.
It is unlawful to destroy University records without prior authorisation from the University Archivist.
What are our current disposal schedules?
The University must comply with…
- General Disposal Schedule No.24 – Universities (SA)
(Effective from 14 February 2017 to 28 February 2022)
… in conjunction (for general administrative records) with:
- General Disposal Schedule No.30 – State Government Agencies (SA)
(Effective from 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2026)