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APA - Referencing Guide

Internet Documents


Cite documents published on the internet according to the specific guidelines for the type of document. More specific information is available for E-books and E-journals.

Government reports and company annual reports are examples of documents that may be published on the internet.

Please note: If no author or editor is given and the document is not a part, article or chapter, then citation is by title, and format will precede the year of publication.


Standard format for citation

Author, A. A. (Year). Title: Subtitle (edition). Publisher. URL


Electronic document

Murray, G. (2005). A duty of care to children and young people in Western Australia: Report on the quality assurance and review of unsubstantiated allegations of abuse in care: 1 April 2004 to 12 September 2005. Western Australia, Department of Child Protection.

Electronic document: no author

How to cite references (1996). Murdoch University Library.

Government publication: Australian Bureau of Statistics document

Australian Bureau of Statistics. (1997). Mental health and wellbeing: Profile of adults, Western Australia (cat. no. 4326.5).

Government publication: Government agency or department

Department of Education. (2022). Belonging, being & becoming: The early years learning framework for Australia V2.0. Australian Government.

Department of Health and Aged Care. (2000). National youth suicide prevention strategy. Australian Government.

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority. (2008). The national quality standard.

School Curriculum & Standards Authority. (2017). Curriculum and assessment outline: Humanities and Social Science. Government of Western Australia.

List of government publishers:
Australian Capital Territory Government
Australian Government
Government of South Australia
Government of Western Australia
New South Wales Government
Northern Territory Government
Queensland Government
State of Victoria
Tasmanian Government

Blog post

Flower, R. (2015, June 1). How a simple formula for resolving problems and conflict can change your reality. Pick The Brain.

Analytics report

Google Analytics. (2017). Analytics 3.1: Water Corporation domain only (excluding internal traffic and bots%2Fspiders) overview 20160701-20170630. http://Analytics 3.1 Water Corporation Domain Only (Excluding Internal Traffic and Bots%2FSpiders) Overview 20160701-20170630.pdf


Goldberg, I. (2000). Dr. Ivan's depression central.

Click here for more details on referencing a Webpage on a Website
Whole websites should not be referenced.

To mention a website in general, and not any particular information on that site, provide the name of the website in the text and include the URL in parentheses.

See the All Examples page for examples of in-text and reference list entries for specific resources such as articles, books, Internet documents, and web pages.