Australia records retention schedules

All the records retention obligations in the Australian Federal, the six states, Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory.

Australia data retention

Know how long to store data in Australia

filerskeepers provides all the necessary information for you to confidently decide how long you store your data in Australia. The Australia data retention schedules are regularly checked and updated to ensure we maintain high quality, up to date schedules. All in a handy Excel format. This way, you can adjust, add or export elements to share with your IT or business. You are able to personalise and combine different country schedules, for example you could merge all ‘accounts and legal records’ data retention periods from your country schedules into one Excel. Need a more high-tech solution? Check out our API.

Records retention topics

Australia data retention schedules include the following data retention periods:

  • Accounts and legal records

  • Tax records
  • HR records
  • Health and safety records
  • Environmental records
  • Transport records
  • Personal data and privacy
  • Agricultural industry
  • Aviation industry
  • Alcohol, spirits and tobacco industry
  • Food industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Mining and forestry industry
  • Critical infrastructure industry
  • Financial services industry
  • Healthcare services industry
  • Veterinary industry
  • Education industry
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Defence, military and dual-use industry
  • Hospitality industry
  • Leisure industry
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Media and entertainment industry
  • Professional services industry
  • Real estate services industry
  • Telecommunications industry
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Why does records retention matter in Australia?

Companies must be aware of the significance of data retention in Australia and obtain control over data, otherwise there will be serious consequences for misuse and destruction of certain data and documents. filerskeepers have read all the laws and have all retention obligations that are applicable in Australia so you don’t have to! The Australian Privacy Act 1988 outlines all the data protection laws which seeks to promote the protection of individuals’ privacy. Companies will need to ask themselves: what is the most optimal data retention period my company could implement before it gets into trouble? Read more about Australian Privacy Principles and the Privacy Act and how we can help you where your privacy consultant can’t.

What you will learn from our Australian records retention schedules

The filerskeepers Australia data retention schedules contain:

  • Over 7700 data retention periods that could be relevant to your company
  • Information about who should keep what data, for which time period, starting when, it is a maximum or minimum period
  • All with a legal reference and a link to the official legal source
  • Printer friendly format, designed for A4 printing
EU data retention schedule

All Australian states and territories available

We have these available:

  • Australian Federal

  • Australian Capital Territory

  • New South Wales

  • Northern Territory

  • Queensland

  • South Australia

  • Tasmania

  • Victoria

  • Western Australia

If you need more than a few countries

Australian Federal and states will be EUR 1,600 per year. We keep it up to date. If you are active in over 10 countries both in and outside the EU, we recommend our Unlimited subscription which will be EUR 2,388. With Unlimited, you will receive access to all currently published retention schedules, and all new ones as well! If you are curious as to which countries we are planning to publish next, please see our roadmap. For more information about our one-off schedules and subscription models please see pricing.

About our retention schedules

filerskeepers helps companies decide which retention period to choose per system or document category. We provide our customers with insight into the legal maximum and minimum retention periods for each country relevant to them. This helps companies to justify why they are storing data and for how long.