What is a service record?

Service records are classified into two categories:

  • personal records, and
  • health records.

Personal records include all those documents relating to a member’s routine administration, career management and training whilst health records include medical, dental and psychological records.

Accessing service records

Please note that in some cases you may only require access to particular documents in your records depending on the purpose of your request. By specifying the purpose for request on the request for service records form, you will be able to assist Defence Archives in determining which records you require. Please enter a reason for request in the reason and urgency of request field on the request for service records form. For more information on accessing service records see the following brochure [PDF 168KB].

What we do

We manage the storage, archiving and retrieval of service records (both personal and health) for discharged members in Defence Archives custody.

We also respond to requests for information for service records (both personal and health) for discharged members or their advocates in Defence Archives custody.