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Webpage or website

General format

Individual author/s

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year, Month Day). Title of webpage. Website Name. URL

Group author

Group Author Name. (Year, Month Day). Title of webpage. Website Name. URL


Webpage with an individual author

Cornish, A. (2018, October 19). This 'Halloween,' Jamie Lee Curtis reckons with 40 years of trauma. NPR.

Webpage with a group author

American Psychological Association. (2020). Reference examples. APA Style.

Webpage on a news website

Goldsworthy. T. (2019, December 6). Explainer: Why homicide rates in Australia are declining. The Conversation.

ABC News. (2020, January 18). Flash flooding on Gold Coast and Brisbane sparks calls for help as storms sweep Queensland.

Webpage with no date

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. (n.d.). Climate active. Australian Government.

Style notes

  • When quoting from a webpage, use the paragraph number instead of the page number. 
  • A reference entry does not need to be made if you refer generally to a website in text. After the website name is mentioned, include the URL in parentheses e.g. APA Style Blog (
  • If there is no author listed, use the website name as the author.
  • When the author name is the same as the site name, leave the site name out of the source element in the reference.