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.
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.