Author: Government recordkeeping

PROV has released a new Retention and Disposal Authority (RDA) to authorise disposal of records of the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

The new RDA, PROS 21/01 Retention and Disposal Authority for Records of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria, provides disposal coverage for the functions of criminal jurisdiction; civil jurisdiction; municipal electoral tribunal; family law; family violence/intervention orders; licensing; court administration; programs & services; legacy records.


Development of the RDA

The RDA was developed by the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria in consultation with PROV. PROV thanks the Magistrates’ Court for their work and contribution to the development of the RDA.


Scope of the RDA

The new RDA PROS 21/01 authorises disposal for records held by Magistrates' Court of Victoria and its predecessors including Courts of Petty Sessions, Magistrates' Courts, Police Magistrate, Licensing Courts, and Courts of Mines.

The purpose of a Retention and Disposal Authority is to identify those records created and maintained by Victorian public offices which are required as State archives and to provide approval for the destruction of records not required after minimum retention periods have been met.