Records Disposal Advice

Records disposal is the process of determining which records need to be retained as permanent (archives) and which can be destroyed.

What is Records disposal?

Records disposal is the process of determining which records need to be retained permanently (archives) and which can be destroyed. For University staff, this involves implementing records retention, destruction or transfer decisions documented in the University of Melbourne Records Retention and Disposal Authority.

Please refer to the Records Disposal Toolkit in the first instance for information, guidelines and instructions on how to identify records, determine how long they need to be kept and manage them accordingly.

Disposal advice for staff leaving or relocating

Advice on what staff need to do with their records if they are leaving or relocating can be found here Records Disposal Advice for staff who are leaving or relocating

Further information

If you have read the Records Disposal Toolkit and require further information or advice on records disposal, please contact Records & Information on x43534 or records-info@unimelb.edu.au.

Please note that advice on records disposal is limited to University of Melbourne records only. Records created by non-University organisation (except where the University has dealings with them) are not covered.

See also:

Records Disposal

University Records Retention and Disposal Authority