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APA - Referencing Guide

Reports: Government Agencies and Other Organisations


Cite documents published on the Internet according to the specific guidelines for the type of document. More specific information is available for Books, Journal articles and Social Media.

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

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


Government report

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

Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2022). Retail trade, Australia.

Government department report

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.

Department of Health. (2023). Western Australia health and wellbeing surveillance system. 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


Government agency report

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.

Government report with individual authors

Marston, R.J. (1984). Nickel mineralization in Western Australia (Mineral Resources Bulletin 14). Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Geological Survey of Western Australia.


University of Melbourne. (2021). Annual report 2021..

Reports as part of series

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2018). Emergency department care 2017-18: Australian hospital statistics.. (Health Services Series No. 89, Cat. No. HSE 216)

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.