Glossary topic: 

The legal ownership of records.

For all Queensland public records, ownership rests with the State of Queensland or the local government.

Note: The ownership of public records does not generally affect a public authority’s responsibility for the care and preservation of the records in its possession or control.

For more information see recordkeeping governance.

See also Relevant public authority, Responsible public authority, Custody / Custodian, Machinery-of-government change (MOG)