Functional records disposal schedules

Under the Information Act 2002, defined Northern Territory public sector organisations must safeguard their records and must not delete or otherwise dispose of a record unless authorised to do so.

Disposal of records is permitted through the use of records disposal schedules and enable regular, planned and authorised disposal of records controlled by an agency.

In the Northern Territory (NT), there are 2 types of records disposal schedules:

  • general records disposal schedules - apply to records common to most or all NT public sector organisations
  • functional records disposal schedules - apply to records specific to an NT public sector organisation. You should use functional records disposal schedules in conjunction with general records disposal schedules.

Below is a list of the functional disposal schedules.

Current

Schedule numberDate Functions coveredAgency
2000/5 PDF (751.9 KB) June 2002 Redeployment management, redundancy management Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment
2001/3 PDF (359.7 KB) October 2001 Health professions registration Department of Health and Community Services
2001/7 PDF (1.4 MB) August 2001 NTG property management Department of Corporate and Information Services
2001/10 PDF (417.4 KB) November 2001 Business services Department of Business, Industry and Resource Development
2001/11 PDF (304.3 KB) June 2002 Organisational capability assessment Officer of the Commissioner for Public Employment
2002/1 PDF (942.1 KB)
Class 1.1.1 superseded by 2015/8 for mental health patients only.
November 2002 Patient records Department of Health and Community Services
2002/2  PDF (462.5 KB) December 2002 Land use planning and development Department of Community Development, Sport and Cultural Affairs
2003/3 PDF (516.8 KB) June 2003 Construction scheduling Department of Community Development, Sport and Cultural Affairs
2003/4 PDF (934.5 KB) June 2003 Tenancy management Department of Community Development, Sport and Cultural Affairs
2003/5 PDF (2.6 MB) July 2003 Freedom of information, privacy protection Office of the Information Commissioner
2003/11 PDF (2.6 MB) December 2003 Community living areas assessment Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment
2004/2 PDF (249.6 KB) June 2004 NT fleet management Department of Corporate and Information Services
2004/4 PDF (315.4 KB) February 2004 Marine safety management Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment
2004/5 PDF (275.0 KB) March 2004 Aboriginal land information Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment
2004/6 PDF (97.5 KB) March 2004 International Labor Organisation (ILO) coordination Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment
2004/10 PDF (265.9 KB) June 2004 Training and assessment services Department of Health and Community Services
2004/13 PDF (4.3 MB) July 2004 Sporting excellence Department of Community Development, Sport and Cultural Affairs
2004/14 PDF (89.5 KB) November 2004 Complaints management Ombudsman for the Northern Territory
2004/15 PDF (4.6 MB) November 2004 Local government commonwealth grants Northern Territory Grants Commission
2005/2 PDF (156.2 KB) April 2005 Energy management Department of Infrastructure, Planning and the Environment
2005/5 PDF (2.5 MB) April 2005 Government strategies Department of Business, Industry and Resource Development
2005/6 PDF (323.4 KB) April 2005 Darwin bus services

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and the Environment

2005/9 PDF (158.2 KB) December 2005 Gene technology Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries
2005/10 PDF (150.2 KB) December 2005 Livestock exports development Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries
2005/11 PDF (159.6 KB) December 2005 Agribusiness development Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries
2006/1 PDF (136.8 KB) February 2006 Agrifood safety Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries
2006/2 PDF (178.5 KB) March 2006 Sustainable land management Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries
2006/3 PDF (143.8 KB) March 2006 Industry economics Department of Business, Economic and Regional Development
2006/4 PDF (128.3 KB) June 2006 Risk review services Department of the Chief Minister
2006/5 PDF (939.7 KB) August 2006 Local government and community development Department of Local Government, Housing and Sport
2006/6 PDF (175.3 KB) September 2006 Sustainable business development Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines
2006/8 PDF (338.6 KB) October 2006 Superannuation administration and superannuation development Treasury
2006/9 PDF (856.1 KB) October 2006 Indigenous housing Department of Local Government, Housing and Sport
2006/10 PDF (841.1 KB) October 2006 Indigenous community support Department of Local Government, Housing and Sport
2006/11 PDF (842.7 KB) October 2006 Aboriginal interpreter services Department of Local Government, Housing and Sport
2006/12 PDF (885.0 KB) December 2006 Tenancy management Department of Local Government, Housing and Sport
2006/13 PDF (191.8 KB) November 2006 Animal biosecurity Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines
2007/2 PDF (898.4 KB) January 2007 Housing provision records Department of Local Government, Housing and Sport
2007/3 PDF (647.5 KB) January 2007 Arts development records Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts
2007/4 PDF (169.6 KB) January 2007 Plant industries Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines
2007/5 PDF (132.5 KB) February 2007 Superannuation investment - superannuation investment board Treasury
2007/6 PDF (135.3 KB) February 2007 Superannuation review - superannuation review board Treasury
2007/7 PDF (131.4 KB) February 2007 Superannuation investment - Legislative Assembly members benefit scheme trustees board Treasury 
2007/8 PDF (131.1 KB) February 2007 Superannuation investment - NT police supplementary benefit scheme trustees board Treasury
2007/10 PDF (169.5 KB) May 2007 Meat industries regulation Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines
2007/11 PDF (156.0 KB) May 2007 Veterinary regulations Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines
2007/12 PDF (144.4 KB) June 2007 Sustainable pastoral development Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines
2007/13 PDF (189.4 KB) October 2007 Chemical services regulation Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines
2007/14 PDF (270.4 KB) October 2007 Plant biosecurity Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines
2007/15 PDF (143.5 KB) October 2007 Research farm management Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines
2007/16 PDF (63.9 KB) November 2007 Firearms appeal Police, fire and emergency services
2007/17 PDF (65.4 KB) November 2007 Firearms advisory services Police, fire and emergency services
2007/18 PDF (395.4 KB) Amended June 2018 Fisheries management and development Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines
2008/1 PDF (99.0 KB) January 2008 Firearms control and weapons control Police, fire and emergency services
2008/10 PDF (194.4 KB) December 2008 Gas supply and transport - gas supply unit Power and Water Corporation
2008/12 PDF (202.3 KB) December 2008 Power networks system control Power and Water Corporation
2008/13 PDF (142.5 KB) December 2008 Insurance management Power and Water Corporation
2009/1 PDF (337.6 KB) March 2009 Training and assessment services NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services
2009/2 PDF (92.5 KB) April 2009 Land titles registration Department of Justice
2009/4 PDF (93.5 KB) - refer to functional schedule 2014/20 for record classes 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 June 2009 Business affairs regulation Department of Justice
2009/5 PDF (222.3 KB) July 2009 Parks and reserves management Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport
2009/6 PDF (222.4 KB) July 2009 Forensic science services NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services
2009/7 PDF (124.2 KB) July 2009 Property control NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services
2009/8 PDF (125.0 KB) July 2009 Working with children screening NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services
2009/9 PDF (132.5 KB) July 2009 Police information access NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services
2009/10 PDF (187.1 KB) August 2009 Gas purchase, transmission and sale Power and Water Corporation
2009/14 PDF (168.8 KB) November 2009 Road safety services NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services
2010/3 PDF (193.2 KB) February 2010 Sporting events management Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport
2010/5 PDF (1.1 MB) December 2010 All functions Darwin City Council
2011/2 PDF (198.9 KB) November 2011 Procurement management Power and Water Corporation
2012/1 PDF (288.5 KB) May 2012 Sports and recreation development Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport
2012/3 PDF (285.2 KB) November 2012 Land resource management Department of Land Resource Management
2013/1 PDF (57.8 KB) June 2013 Public sector appeals management Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment
2013/2 PDF (60.8 KB) June 2013 Public sector grievance review services Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment
2013/3 PDF (212.1 KB) June 2013 Geographical place naming Department of Lands, Planning and Environment
2013/4 PDF (232.1 KB) June 2013 Commercial passenger vehicle regulation Department of Transport
2013/7 PDF (215.9 KB) October 2013 George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT
2013/8 PDF (213.8 KB) October 2013 Public sector workforce planning and development Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment
2014/1 PDF (216.5 KB) April 2014 Wildlife regulation Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT
2014/2 PDF (424.7 KB) May 2014 Work health authority Department of Business
2014/3 PDF (211.0 KB) July 2014 Bookmakers licensing regulation Department of Business
2014/4 PDF (203.1 KB) July 2014 Tobacco licensing regulation Department of Business
2014/5 PDF (205.7 KB) July 2014 Kava licensing regulation Department of Business
2014/6 PDF (205.7 KB) - supersedes in part 2001/5, with record class 2.1.1 being the only class superseded July 2014 Private security licensing regulation Department of Business
2014/7 PDF (210.3 KB) - supersedes in part 2001/5, with record class 3.1.1 being the only class superseded July 2014 Prostitution licensing regulation Department of Business
2014/8 PDF (205.3 KB) July 2014 Motor vehicle dealers licensing regulation Department of Business
2014/9 PDF (207.7 KB) July 2014 Pawnbrokers and second-hand dealers licensing regulation Department of Business
2014/10 PDF (203.4 KB) July 2014 Travel agents licensing regulation Department of Business
2014/11 PDF (203.4 KB) July 2014 Auctioneers licensing regulation Department of Business
2014/12 PDF (199.4 KB) - supersedes 2001/8
See the superseded schedules.
July 2014 Totalisator licensing regulation Department of Business
2014/13 PDF (239.1 KB) July 2014 Property agents licensing regulation Department of Business
2014/14 PDF (210.6 KB) July 2014 Commercial and private agents licensing regulation Department of Business
2014/15 PDF (136.2 KB) July 2014 Flora and fauna sustainability and use Department of Land Resource Management
2014/16 PDF (226.6 KB) July 2014 Gaming machines licensing regulation Department of Business
2014/17 PDF (227.8 KB) July 2014 Gaming control licensing regulation Department of Business
2014/18 PDF (224.3 KB) August 2014 Liquor licensing regulation Department of Business
2014/19 PDF (211.6 KB) August 2014 NT Licensing Commission Department of Business
2014/20 PDF (216.7 KB) - supersedes in part 2009/4, with record classes 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 being the only classes superseded August 2014 Associations regulation Department of Business
2014/21 PDF (217.4 KB) October 2014 Radiation protection Department of Health
2014/22 PDF (299.3 KB) October 2014 Centre for Disease Control Department of Health
2014/23 PDF (253.5 KB) October 2014 Food safety regulation Department of Health
2014/24 PDF (245.3 KB) October 2014 Medicines and poisons control Department of Health
2014/26 PDF (229.1 KB) - supersedes 2010/1
See the superseded schedules.
December 2014 Mining management Department of Mines and Energy
2014/27 PDF (236.9 KB) December 2014 Mineral titles regulation Department of Mines and Energy
2015/1 PDF (233.7 KB) January 2015 Public and environmental health regulation Department of Health
2015/2 PDF (314.3 KB) February 2015 Driver licensing and vehicle registration Department of Transport
2015/3 PDF (218.5 KB) March 2015 Pensioner and carer concession management Department of Health
2015/4 PDF (255.2 KB) June 2015 Greyhound racing regulation Department of Business
2015/5 PDF (225.2 KB) June 2015 Licensing decisions review Department of Business
2015/6 PDF (331.5 KB) June 2015 Vocational education and training services Department of Business
2015/7 PDF (270.8 KB) June 2015 Legislative Assembly Department of the Legislative Assembly
2015/8 PDF (258.9 KB) - superseded class 1.1.1 for mental health patients only July 2015 Mental health services Department of Health
2015/10 PDF (280.0 KB) August 2015 National critical care and trauma response Department of Health
2015/11 PDF (328.6 KB) Amended July 2016  Local courts administration Department of Attorney-General and Justice
2015/12 PDF (248.5 KB) August 2015 Anti discrimination services Department of Attorney-General and Justice
2015/13 PDF (249.5 KB) - supersedes in part 2000/7 - classes 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 August 2015 Public trustee services Department of Attorney-General and Justice
2015/14 PDF (383.1 KB) August 2015 Public prosecutions Department of Attorney-General and Justice
2015/15 PDF (259.8 KB) August 2015 Assistance to victims of crime Department of Attorney-General and Justice
2015/16 PDF (249.2 KB) September 2015 Licensed surveyors management Department of Lands Planning and Environment
2015/18 PDF (229.7 KB) - supersedes 2007/9
See the superseded schedules.
September 2015 Architects regulation Department of Business
2015/19 PDF (236.4 KB) - supersedes 2003/13
See the superseded schedules.
September 2015 Building practitioners regulation Department of Business
2015/20 PDF (234.7 KB) September 2015 Electrical works and contractors regulation Department of Business
2015/21 PDF (235.8 KB) - supersedes 2003/7
See the superseded schedules.
September 2015 Plumbers and drainers licensing regulation Department of Business
2015/22 PDF (255.8 KB) October 2015 Pharmacy services Department of Health
2015/23 PDF (275.2 KB) November 2015 Records disposal schedule commercial parks management Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT
2015/24 PDF (390.1 KB) November 2015 Records disposal schedule civil and administrative tribunal services Department of the Attorney-General and Justice
2015/25 PDF (202.8 KB) December 2015 Hearing services Department of Health
2016/1 PDF (297.2 KB) January 2016 Government revenue management Department of Treasury and Finance
2016/2 PDF (326.6 KB) - supersedes 2008/8
See the superseded schedules.
June 2016 Births deaths and marriages registration Department of the Attorney-General and Justice
2016/4 PDF (389.0 KB) June 2016 Mediation services Department of the Attorney-General and Justice
2016/5 PDF (400.7 KB) - supersedes 2001/1
See the superseded schedules.
June 2016 Consumer affairs and fair trading regulation Department of the Attorney-General and Justice
2016/6 PDF (380.4 KB) June 2016 Children's services monitoring Department of Attorney-General and Justice
2016/7 PDF (330.0 KB) June 2016 Community visitor program management Department of Attorney-General and Justice
2016/8 PDF (316.4 KB) July 2016 Child deaths review and prevention

Department of Attorney-General and Justice

2016/9 PDF (342.9 KB) - supersedes 2006/7 and 2007/1
See the superseded schedules.
July 2016 Health and community services complaints management Department of Attorney-General and Justice
2016/10 PDF (310.2 KB) Amended January 2019 Legal aid services NT Legal Aid Commission
2016/11 PDF (371.0 KB) July 2016 Debt recovery of fines and penalties Department of Attorney-General and Justice
2016/12 PDF (314.0 KB) July 2016 Parole board management Department of Correctional Services
2016/13 PDF (447.8 KB) September 2016 Student administration             Charles Darwin University
2016/14 PDF (334.7 KB) September 2016 University governance  Charles Darwin University
2016/15 PDF (389.1 KB) November 2016 Environment protection regulation Department of Environment and Natural Resources
2016/16 PDF (319.3 KB) November 2016 Adoption of children Territory Families
2016/17 PDF (373.0 KB) - supersedes 2015/9
See the superseded schedules.
November 2016  Adult guardianship         Department of Health
2016/18 PDF (350.2 KB) November 2016 Community correctional services Department of Correctional Services
2016/19 PDF (348.1 KB) November 2016  Correctional training and assessment services        Department of Correctional Services

2016/20 PDF (407.3 KB) - has been partially superseded by 2020/006 PDF (616.3 KB), only where applicable to youth justice services records

November 2016  Custodial services        Department of the Attorney-General and Justice
2016/21 PDF (353.0 KB) November 2016 Human resources management       Charles Darwin University
2016/22 PDF (338.8 KB) November 2016 Library services      Charles Darwin University
2016/23 PDF (384.6 KB) November 2016 Government financial management Department of Treasury and Finance
2016/24 PDF (355.2 KB) November 2016 Supreme court administration     Department of the Attorney-General and Justice
2017/1 PDF (315.6 KB) January 2017 Government economic and commercial management     Department of Treasury and Finance
2017/2 PDF (325.5 KB) January 2017 Volatile substance abuse prevention Department of Health
2017/3 PDF (461.7 KB) - supersedes 1992/3
See the superseded schedules.
January 2017 Oral health services Department of Health
2017/4 PDF (277.8 KB) February 2017 NTG audit Audior-General of the Northern Territory
2017/5 PDF (360.9 KB) February 2017 Early childhood education and care services Department of Education
2017/6 PDF (363.8 KB) February 2017 Tourism marketing Department of Tourism and Culture
2017/7 PDF (390.1 KB) June 2017 Alcohol and other drugs services Department of Health
2017/8 PDF (422.3 KB) June 2017 Medical pathology services Department of Health
2017/9 PDF (422.9 KB) June 2017 School regulatory services Department of Education
2017/10 PDF (389.5 KB) - supersedes 2012/2
See the superseded schedules.
August 2017 Care and protection of children Territory Families
2017/11 PDF (279.9 KB)  August 2017 Guardianship of infants Territory Families
2017/12 PDF (393.8 KB) August 2017 Treasury corporation management      Department of Treasury and Finance
2017/13 PDF (359.6 KB) August 2017 Utilities regulation Department of Treasury and Finance
2017/14 PDF (380.5 KB) September 2017 Research management Charles Darwin University
2017/15 PDF (423.3 KB) September 2017 Commercial business services Charles Darwin University
2017/16 PDF (350.5 KB) September 2017 Superannuation administration Department of Treasury and Finance
2017/17 PDF (348.9 KB) Amended May 2018 Higher education teaching and learning Charles Darwin University
2017/18 PDF (290.4 KB) November 2017 CDU procurement services Charles Darwin University
2017/19 PDF (330.4 KB) - supersedes 2003/12
See the superseded schedules.
November 2017 Building control Department of Infrastructure Planning and Logistics
2018/1 PDF (365.9 KB) June 2018 Aboriginal sacred sites protection Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority
2018/2 PDF (352.8 KB) June 2018 Technology shared services Department of Corporate and Information Services
2018/4 PDF (325.0 KB) July 2018 Animal welfare services Department of Primary Industry and Resources
2018/5 PDF (314.3 KB) August 2018 Airwing NT Police Fire and Emergency Services
2018/6 PDF (312.2 KB) August 2018 National registration and accreditation scheme for health practitioners Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA)
2018/7 PDF (419.4 KB) August 2018 Energy resources regulation Department of Primary Industry and Resources
2018/8 PDF (280.6 KB) - supersedes Class 1.10.1 of RDS 2000/7
See the superseded schedules.
October 2018 Instatements Commissioner for Oaths Justices of the Peace   Department of Attorney-General and Justice
2018/9 PDF (375.4 KB) October 2018 Vocational education and training services Charles Darwin University
2018/10 PDF (543.3 KB) November 2018 School management / school representative bodies management / vocational education training services Department of Education
2018/11 PDF (390.7 KB) November 2018 Heritage conservation Department of Tourism and Culture
2018/12 PDF (422.5 KB) December 2018 Darwin Waterfront Precinct management Darwin Waterfront Precinct
2019/1 PDF (367.9 KB) January 2019 Major events management Department of Tourism and Culture
2019/2 PDF (326.8 KB) February 2019 Land use and development planning Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
2019/3 PDF (418.8 KB) - supersedes RDS 2010/4
See the superseded schedules.
March 2019 Construction project management Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
2019/4 PDF (552.3 KB) - supersedes RDS 2009/11
See the superseded schedules.
May 2019 Water resources management Department of Environment and Natural Resources
2019/5 PDF (512.0 KB) May 2019 Transport infrastructure management Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
2019/6 PDF (448.6 KB) May 2019 Correctional professional standards Department of Attorney-General and Justice
2019/7 PDF (530.6 KB) - supersedes RDS 2005/7
See the superseded schedules.
June 2019 Weeds management Department of Environment and Natural Resources
2019/8 PDF (493.3 KB) - supersedes RDS 2004/3
See the superseded schedules.
July 2019 Pastoral lease administration Department of Environment and Natural Resources
2019/9 PDF (478.3 KB) September 2019 Teacher regulation, Teacher Registration Board Department of Education
2019/10 PDF (514.1 KB) September 2019 Land Development Corporation Land Development Corporation
2019/11 PDF (556.4 KB) - supersedes 2008/9
See the superseded schedules.
November 2019 Bushfire management Department of Environment and Natural Resources
2019/12 PDF (544.1 KB) - supersedes 2009/3
See the superseded schedules.
December 2019 PAWA Corporation governance and subsidiaries management Power and Water Corporation
2019/13 PDF (499.1 KB) - supersedes 2009/12
See the superseded schedules.
December 2019 PAWA Corporation environment management services Power and Water Corporation
2019/14 PDF (640.4 KB) - supersedes 2004/18
See the superseded schedules.
December 2019 PAWA water supply and wastewater services Power and Water Corporation
2020/1 PDF (166.2 KB) - supersedes 2003/6
See the superseded schedules.
January 2020 Crown land estate Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
2020/2 PDF (431.6 KB) January 2020 Gender equality and violence reduction Territory Families
2020/3 PDF (447.8 KB) January 2020 Multicultural community development Territory Families
2020/4 PDF (430.0 KB) January 2020 Senior Territorian services Territory Families
2020/5 PDF (434.7 KB) January 2020 Young Territorian services Territory Families
2020/006 PDF (616.3 KB) - partially supersedes 2016/20 PDF (407.3 KB) for youth justice services records only. January 2020 Youth justice services Territory Families
2020/7 PDF (1.1 MB) March 2020 Portable long service leave entitlements NT Build, Department of Trade Business and Innovation
2020/8 PDF (1.1 MB) May 2020 Royal commissions and boards of inquiry Department of Chief Minister
2020/9 PDF (1.1 MB) September 2020 Reportable offender administration NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services
2020/10 PDF (1.6 MB) - supersedes 2011/1
See the superseded schedules.
December 2020 Policing and crime detection NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services
2021/001 PDF (1.1 MB) April 2021 Jabiru Town Development Authority Jabiru Town Development Authority
2021/002 PDF (1.0 MB) May 2021 Allied health care services, wellness centre Charles Darwin University
2021/003 PDF (1.1 MB)
- supersedes 2014/025
See the superseded schedules.
June 2021 Anti-corruption authority Office of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption
2021/004 PDF (1.1 MB) supersedes 2008/5 and 2008/11
See the superseded schedules.
July 2021 Police force administration NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services
2021/005 PDF (1.2 MB) July 2021 Police force custody NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services
2021/006 PDF (1004.0 KB) July 2021 Fire and rescue services NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services
2021/007 PDF (1.1 MB) - supersedes 2004/7
See the superseded schedules.
November 2021 Power retail Jacana Energy
2022/001 PDF (1.2 MB) - supersedes 2015/17
See the superseded schedules.
March 2022 Power generation Territory Generation
2022/002 PDF (1.0 MB) - supersedes 2016/3
See the superseded schedules.
March 2022 Legislative drafting and publication services Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Office of the Parliamentary Counsel

Superseded

See the superseded schedules.

Contact

For any questions or information about functional records disposal schedules issued before 2000, email lant.ntgarchives@nt.gov.au.


Last updated: 26 May 2022

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