The Digital State Archive is a repository for digital records of NSW Government that are required as State Archives.
NSW Government creates and keeps records of its business in a wide variety of systems, from correspondence systems to specialised business applications. The digital records that are identified as being 'State archives' might be in the form of emails, office documents, digital photographs or audio-visual files, whole databases or scanned documents. Typically, the records will be managed together with metadata that makes relationships with other records, identifies technical dependencies and links the records to the business they document.
Information in the Digital State Archive is subject to the same rules for public access under the State Records Act 1998 as any other State archives. Some records in the Digital State Archive are closed to the public and can only be accessed with the permission of the controlling agency (normally the agency that transferred them). On these pages you can find the digital archives that are open to general public access.