Official definition of a Record
The Public Records Act 1973 (s2) defines a public record as “any record made or received by a public officer in the course of [their] duties.” This definition includes all messages sent, and responses received, by public officers when carrying out their duties, regardless of the:
- medium used to send or receive the message
- account name used to send or receive the message
- role or seniority of the public officer sending or receiving the message.
(Source - Public Records Office Victoria website, as at March, 2022).