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Vancouver - 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 and Journal Articles.

  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.



1. General Medical Council. Good medical practice: working with doctors working for patients. Rev ed. [Internet]. 2014 [cited 2013 2018 Nov 19] .Available from:

Report as part of a series

2. Commonwealth of Australia, Treasury. Budget strategy and outlook 2008-09. Budget paper no. 1, 2008 [Internet]. Canberra (AU): Commonwealth of Australia; 2008 [updated 2008 May 10; cited 2009 Mar 29]. 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. 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:

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

Government report with individual authors

6. Li Z, Zeki R, Hilder L, Sullivan EA. Australia's mothers and babies 2010 [Internet]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare; 2012 [cited 2019 Dec 18]. 132 p. Cat. No.: PER 57. Available from:






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