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APA 7th Referencing

American Psychological Association, 7th edition

Websites format

If briefly mentioning a website, your in-text citation should include the URL in brackets. You do not need to cite it again in your references list.


Beyondblue ( is a website supporting those with mental illness. 


If citing specific information on a webpage, then it must be cited and referenced. Please see instructions below. 

 If you are uncertain, please talk to your teacher or a librarian.

Webpages format

Reference elements

Screenshot of a webpage reference


In-text citation

  Format Example

(Author, Year)


Author (Year)

... is required to manage trade affairs (World Trade Organization [WTO], 2016). 


The World Trade Organization [WTO] (2016) discusses ...


(Author, Year) "..."


Author (Year) "..." 

Employers should support their workers by "promoting open communication about potential health issues" (Nurse and Midwife Support, 2017). 


According to Nurse and Midwife Support (2017), employers should encourage "open communication about potential health issues."  

  • Because the World Trade Organization is known in its abbreviated form, the 2nd citation onwards should be shortened to WTO (2016) or (WTO, 2016). See: in-text citation formats for more information. 
  • If there is no date attached to the page, refer to the copyright date (usually located at the bottom of the page) e.g. Copyright © 2017 Nurse & Midwife Support. 
  • Quotes for webpages do not require a page number.



  Format Example

Government as author

Department. (Year, Month Day). Title of page. Publisher (if different from author). https://xxxxx

Department of Health. (n.d.). Services for young people. State of Victoria.

Group author

Organisation. (Year, Month Day). Title of page. Publisher (if different from author). https://xxxxx

Nurse and Midwife Support. (2017). Helping your employees and students.

Nursing and Midwifery Board. (2023). COVID-19 guidance for nurses and midwives. Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Individual  author

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of page. Publisher (if different from author). https://xxxxx

Chomik, R. (2018, September 18). It's hard to make money in aged care, and that's part of the problem. The Conversation.

  • When numerous layers of government agencies are listed as the author of a work, use the most specific agency as the author in the reference. The names of parent agencies appear after the title as the publisher.
  • For group authors: Organisation's name is written out in full.
  • Use webpage date or updated date if available. If no specific date can be found, use the copyright year of website (normally in site footer). Do not use a page's reviewed date.

Example of a webpage

Sample webpage annotated with reference element

Practice exercise