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Request for Records

Welcome to our Template Tool

This tool will help you prepare a request for records. Employees can request a copy of their employment records from a current or former employer.

The tool will ask you simple questions and use your answers to tailor a letter for you. You will be able to save and edit your letter at the end.

Important information

Click the ! buttons for important information about workplace rights and obligations

Get help

Click the ? buttons for explanations or help answering the question

To protect your privacy none of the information you enter is stored in this tool or captured by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Before you begin: To prepare your letter you’ll need to know what records you will be requesting, the period these records will be for, and your preferred collection method.

All fields are required unless marked optional.


If you don’t wish to use this tool, you can download and refer to the following example letters:

Employment details

Introduction details

Business address

Your details

Details of request

What timeframe do you want the records to cover?

Record details

What records are you requesting?

Please select only the types of records relevant to your request.

Are you willing to collect the records at the business premises?