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APA 7th Edition Referencing Guide1

A Wintec Library guide to referencing in APA 7th edition style

Referencing regulations, rules and orders

  • When referencing government legislation, the title of the legislation is used in place of the author.
  • No part of the reference list entry is italicised.
  • The date is part of the title and is not preceded by a comma.

Title in Title Case. URL

Education (Early Childhood Centres) Amendment Regulations 2007.


Reference list entry
Costs in Criminal Cases Regulations 1987.  

In-text citations
In text, use the title of the regulation. You will also need to note the clause or regulation from which you have taken information. Use the abbreviation "reg" and "regs" for regulation and regulations. 

In-text citation
Personal Property Securities Regulations 2001, reg 18.

To reference a specific rule, use the abbreviation “r” and “rr” for rule and rules.

In-text citation
Lotto Amendment Rules 2010, r 6.

When referencing an an order, use the abbreviation “cl” and “cls” for clause and clauses.

In-text citation
Wildlife (Canada Goose) Order 2011, cl 4.

For more information please visit the New Zealand Law Foundation.

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