The State Records Council of South Australia is established under the State Records Act, 1997.

To contact the State Records Council email the Executive Officer at

The State Records Council consists of nine members who broadly represent:

  • State and Local Government
  • the Judiciary
  • Business
  • Professional Records Managers and Archivists
  • the Historical Community and
  • Aboriginal People.

The Council has two major functions:

  • approve disposal determinations for official records
  • provide advice to the Minister responsible for the State Records Act or the Director of State Records with respect to policies relating to records management or access to official records.

The current State Records Council has been appointed until 28 January 2023.

State Records Council Meetings

The State Records Council meets at least every three months and at any other time required by the Minister.

Calendar of State Records Council meetings

Members of the State Records Council


Keith Nicholas, Senior Records Officer, Science and Information Group, Department for Environment and Water, as a chief executive of an agency nominated by the Commissioner for Public Employment, or a delegate of the chief executive.


Kerry Hazel Records Management Consultant, as a person eligible for membership of the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia.

Anne Lindsay Principal Registrar of SACAT, nominated by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Robert Foster Associate Professor of History, as a historian nominated by the Minister to whom the administration of the History Trust of South Australia Act, 1981 is committed.

Karen White Consultant, a person with practical business experience.

Susan Marsden Historian, as a person who, as a member of the public, makes use of official records in the custody of State Records for research purposes.

Helen Donovan Councilor for City of Adelaide, as a person with experience in local government nominated by the Local Government Association of South Australia.

Deanne Hanchant-Nichols an Aboriginal person engaged in historical research involving the use of official records, nominated by the Executive Director of the Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Division, Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

Ian Sutherland Archival Consultant, as a person eligible for professional membership of the Australian Society of Archivists.

Page last updated: 3 August 2022