Report, government or corporate

Important: Confirm with your lecturer whether you are using APA 6th or APA 7th as they are slightly different.

In-text citations


According to the 2016 Defence White Paper there are … (Department of Defence, 2016).

Outback Windmills are now subject to … (Department of Primary Industries, 2014).

Direct quote

Place direct quotes between double quotation marks " " and provide the page number(s).

"Australian babies that are breastfed appear to …" (Department of Health, 2014, p. 6).

Reference list


Author. (Year). Title (Series number). City, State/Country: Publisher. OR DOI/URL


Department of Defence. (2016). 2016 Defence white paper. Retrieved from


Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2004). Australia’s health 2004 (AIHW Cat. No. AUS 44). Canberra, Australia: Author.

  • If published by the author, use the word 'Author' for the publisher name.