Using digital records and archives

Recordkeeping and social media statement

Lead Agency: National Archives Australia

Released: November 2017

Governments in Australia and New Zealand have a strong and growing social media presence. Generally archival institutions have acknowledged that some government business is conducted through social media and that some social media information needs to be captured and managed as official records.

Policies have been issued by each archival institution in their own jurisdiction. While legislation and policies generally cover the records created by government agencies, the records created by ministers are only explicitly included in some jurisdictions as public records subject to archival control.

View the policy statement »