Use the following template to cite a government publication using the ASA citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname, Author Forename. Year Published. Title. City: Publisher.


Government of Western Australia,. 2014. Vegetation Buffers To Sensitive Water Resources. Perth: Department of Water.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Author Surname Year Published)


Vegetated buffers are key strategic elements among a series of protection barrier options that reduce the risk of contaminant impact on water quality (Government of Western Australia 2014)

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