The State Records Act 1998 provides the legislative basis for the creation, management, and protection of records created by public offices of the State of NSW. Application of the Act to Local Government, universities, and the public hospital system was deferred until January 1st 2000 to enable those sectors, which had not previously been subject to State Records legislation, to prepare for their responsibilities under the new Act.

Part 2 of the Act requires each Chief Executive to ensure that the public office complies with the requirements of the Act (s.10) and creates a number of obligations for public offices. These obligations are being audited by the NSW Audit Office. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Storage conditions at Hunter Records Storage comply with the seven principles outlined in the Standard on the Physical Storage of State Records 2000, as prepared by State Records NSW. The principles are drawn from current national and international best practice. The standard applies to public offices as defined in s.3 of the State Records Act 1998.

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Hunter Records Storage procedures ensure accreditation is maintaned to Quality Management Standard AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008, accreditation has been maintained since 2005.

The process began in May 2004 and was undertaken with the assistance of an external consultant. Being certified as a Quality Endorsed Company by SAI Global entitles us to use the prestigious 

“Five-ticks Standards Mark”. It provides instant recognition to the market place that Hunter Records Storage is dedicated to implementing and maintaining the highest level of management practices.

Further compliance/ certification audits will be undertaken on an annual basis.