Guide: How to cite a Government publication in APA style

Guide: How to cite a Government publication in APA style

Cite A Government publication in APA style

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Use the following template to cite a government publication using the APA 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.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the APA style.

Reference list

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


Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title (p. Pages Used). City: Publisher.


Department of Education, Training and Employment,. (2014). Standard of Practice (p. 6). Queensland.

In-text citation

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


(Author Surname, Year Published)


Examples of unreasonable use would include:
 Access to or the posting of any material that is fraudulent, harassing, threatening, bullying, 
embarrassing, sexually explicit, profane, obscene, racist, sexist, intimidating, defamatory 
or otherwise inappropriate or unlawful 
 Using the Department’s Internet and computer resources to provide comments to 
journalists, politicians and lobby groups other than in the course of their official duties 
 Spending extended periods of time during working hours using social media that is not 
related to your work (Department of Education, Training and Employment, 2014)

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