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Vancouver - 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 Books and Journal Articles.

  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.


Standard format for citation

#. Author A, Author B. Document title. Webpage name [format]. Source/production information; Date of internet publication [cited year month day]. Available from: URL.


Electronic document

1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Chronic diseases and associated risk factors [Internet]. Canberra: The Institute; 2004 [updated 2005 Jun 23; cited 2005 Jun 30]. Available from:

Electronic document: no author

2. How to cite references [Internet]. Murdoch (WA): Murdoch University Library; 1996 [cited 2010 Sept 2]. Available from:

Government publication: Australian Bureau of Statistics document

3. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Mental health and wellbeing: profile of adults, Western Australia (cat. no. 4326.5) [Internet]. Canberra: ABS; 1997 [cited 2010 Sept 2]. Available from

Government publication: Government department

4. Australia. Department of Health and Aged Care.  National youth suicide prevention strategy [Internet]. Canberra: The Department; 2000 [cited 2005 Jul 1]. Available from:

Legislation: Commonwealth

5. Gene Technology Act 2000 (Cth) [Internet]. Canberra: Office of Parliamentary Counsel [cited 2019 Apr 12]. Available from:

Legislation: State

6. Public Health Act 2016 (WA) [Internet]. Perth: Parliamentary Counsel's Office [cited 2019 Aprl 12]. Available from:$FILE/Public%20Health%20Act%202016%20-%20%5B00-g0-02%5D.pdf?OpenElement.

Web pages

7. Lavelle P. Mental state of the nation. Health matters [Internet]. ABC online; 2005 May 19 [cited 2005 Jul 1]. Available from:

8. Stanley F. Information page: Professor Fiona Stanley. Telethon Institute for Child Health Research [Internet]. Perth: The Institute; 2005 [cited 2005 Jun 30]. Available from:

9. United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Sustainable Development. The 17 goals [Internet]. Vienna: United Nations; 2016 [cited 2023 Jul 7]. Available from: 

10. World Health Organization. Targets of Sustainable Development Goal 3 [Internet]. Geneva: WHO; 2023 [cited 2023 Jul 7]. Available from: 

Blog entry

11. Flower R. How a simple formula for resolving problems and conflict can change your reality. 2015, Jun 1 [cited 2015 Jun 9]. In: Pick the Brain: grow yourself [Internet]. Available from

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.