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Vancouver referencing guide

Government or organisation report

Reference components

Author Surname Author Initials or Organisation Name. Title of report [Internet]. Place of Publication: Publisher; Year [cited Year Month Day]. Report No.: Report number. Available from: URL or doi:DOI

Government report                                                          Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Non-medical use of pharmaceuticals: trends, harms and treatment, 2006-07 to 2015-16 [Internet]. Canberra (Australia): Australian Institute of Health and Welfare; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 4]. Report No.: HSE 195. Available from:
Organisation report                                                                World Health Organization. The world health report 2013: research for universal health coverage [Internet]. Geneva (Switzerland): World Health Organization; 2013 [cited 2019 Dec 5]. Available from:
Australian Bureau of Statistics                                                                                            Australian Bureau of Statistics. Apparent consumption of alcohol, Australia, 2017-18 [Internet]. Canberra (Australia): Australian Bureau of Statistics; 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 4]. Available from:

Style notes:

  • If there is no report number, omit this from the reference
  • If referencing a print report, omit the type of medium [Internet], cited date [cited Year Month Day] and the URL/DOI

Act of Parliament

Reference components

Title of Act Year (Jurisdiction) [Internet]. [cited Year Month Day]. Available from: URL

Misuse of Drugs Act 1981 (WA) [Internet]. [cited 2018 Oct 4]. Available from:


Reference components

Case Name (Year) volume number Law Report Series starting page.

The State of New South Wales v. The Commonwealth (1915) 20 CLR 5.