National Archives of Australia

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
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.


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

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported


  • Materiality


  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Executive Agency

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    PO Box 4924, Kingston ACT 2604

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Director-General Mr. Simon Froude 23 May 2022 22 May 2027
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