Website post or page (general treatment)

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

In-text citations


According to Fry (2013, August 7) David Cameron's views …

David Cameron has recently announced … (Fry, 2013, August 7).

Direct quote

  • Many electronic sources do not provide page numbers, unless they are in PDF format.
  • Place direct quotes between double quotation marks " " and use the name of the section and the paragraph number

"David Cameron has recently started campaigning …" (Fry, 2013, August 7, para. 3).

Reference list


Author. (Year/Date). Title [Form, if needed]. Retrieved from URL

With the retrieval date:

Department of Health. (2018). Latest My Aged Care updates: Ageing and aged care. Retrieved July 11, 2018, from

Without the retrieval date:

Department of Health. (2017). My Aged Care: Ageing and aged care. Retrieved from

Fry, S. (2013, August 7). An open letter to David Cameron and the IOC. [Blog post]. Retrieved from

  • Give the name of the person or group who created the content on the post or page.
  • Give the year or specific date of the post or page (as displayed on the individual post or page) or use the copyright date, last updated date, or (n.d.) as appropriate.
  • Give the title of the post/page (no italics). If there is no title, give a short descriptive phrase in square brackets. If the material is non-routine, add a description of form in square brackets.
  • Give URL of post/page (archived URL if available; click date stamp to access) or of the home page, whichever is more direct/reliable.
  • Provide a retrieval date for references where the content changes over time, such as for non-archived social media pages.