The functions of the National Archives of Australia are defined in the Archives Act 1983. These are broadly grouped into the following areas: - leading Australian Government agencies in creating and managing authentic, reliable and usable Commonwealth records by providing guidance and setting standards for the management of Australian Government information and records - authorising retention and disposal of Commonwealth records, including the identification of those records of national archival value - transferring records of national archival value from agencies and securing, describing and preserving them - making publicly available the archival resources of the Commonwealth in accordance with the Archives Act.
(02) 6212 3689
Appropriations 67330000
Departmental expenses 82733000
Average staffing level 355
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Archives Act 1983

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality


  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    Recreation and Culture

  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Executive Agency

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

    6 June 1984

  • Postal Address

    PO Box 7425, Canberra Business Centre ACT 2610

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