Citing and referencing: Government/organisational/technical reports

A guide to the styles recommended by Monash schools and departments for students and researchers

Government, organisational and technical reports

 For further examples see 3.13.2 of the Style Manual. 
General format
  • name of the author if it's given
  • title and subtitle, if there is one, in italics, and capitalise the main words
  • name of issuing government department (abbreviate to Dept), agency, or body
  • date of publication
  • page numbers, document numbers or series number, if specified
  • if the report is online, include the accessed date and the DOI or URL.


24.     Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework: Summary Report 2020. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare & National Indigenous Australians Agency; 2020. Accessed June 23, 2022.

25.     La Cava G, Wang L. The Rise in Household Liquidity. Reserve Bank of Australia; 2021. Discussion paper RDP2021-10. Accessed March 21, 2022. doi:10.47688/rdp2021-10

26.     World Health Statistics 2021: Monitoring Health for the SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals. World Health Organization; 2021. Accessed October 20, 2022.

27.     Department of Social Services Annual Report 2020–21. Australian Government, Dept of Social Services2021. Accessed January 20, 2022.

Note: When referencing a section of a government or organisational document, follow the format for referencing a book chapter.

Example: 28.     National redress scheme. In: Department of Social Services Annual Report 2020–21. Australian Government, Dept of Social Services2021:158-163. Accessed January 20, 2022.