New South Wales
The NSW EPA has Australia’s most extensive and up-to-date air pollution website. It is simple to download monitoring data for any or all monitoring of the state’s 45 sites for pollutants of interest.
- Download monitoring data
- Air quality in NSW overview
- Sydney monitoring sites
- Upper Hunter Air Quality Monitoring Network
- Newcastle Local Air Quality Monitoring Network
The Qld EPA has 28 monitoring stations in SE Qld, Gladstone, Townsville, Mackay and Mt Isa. It is not straightforward to access monitoring data. The best option is to search for ‘air quality’ at Queensland Government Data
- Live monitoring data, reports, monitoring programs investigations
- Qld coal dust monitoring
- EPA studies on pollution hotpots (coal dust management, Gladstone, Mt Isa, Townsville)
- EPA monitoring network
For assistance accessing monitoring data, contact Dave Wainwright (Department of Science Information Technology and Innovation): firstname.lastname@example.org
It is not straightforward to access data for the 15 monitoring stations maintained by the Victorian EPA. Monthly reports are published as pdfs and data is not readily available in csv or Excel format. Data takes several months (as much as a year) to be published on the VEPA website.
- Air monitoring results
EPA Hourly air quality interactive map
Subscribe to EPA bulletins. This site is most useful if you click on the tab for the pollutant you’re especially interested in, then on the ‘view hourly air quality data as a table’ link (on the right). Interpreting this data can be a bit tricky because the VEPA don’t say whether PM concentrations are averaged over 1 hour or 24 hours.
- EPA Interaction Portal - pollution licences
- EPA Interaction Portal - annual performance statements for major pollutors
- Latrobe Valley EPA monitoring following the Hazelwood mine fire in February 2014
Latrobe Valley Air Quality Monitoring Network (industry monitoring data, monthly tables)
You can request monitoring data by emailing or phoning (03 5135 5078) the LVAQMN.
1300 372 842 (1300 EPA VIC) For assistance accessing monitoring data, contact Jason Choi (Vic EPA) Jason.Choi@epa.vic.gov.au
It is not straightforward to access air pollution monitoring data for the 13 sites maintained by the DER, and can be expensive. It is necessary to complete an information request form.
Air quality index
Be cautious when interpreting any pollution index. You will get a more accurate picture of air quality by relying instead on raw data.
- Air quality data (this is an archived page)
- WA monitoring locations (this is also an archived page)
For assistance accessing monitoring data, contact Arthur Grieco (Department of Environment Regulation) Arthur.Grieco@DER.wa.gov.au
It is not straightforward to access data for the 10 monitoring stations maintained by the EPA South Australia. Not all pollutants are monitored at each site (only 4 monitor PM2.5). The EPA website provides a summary of the latest 24 hours of monitoring, but the summary lacks the necessary information to allow accurate interpretation.
For longer term data sets, it is necessary to search for ‘air quality’ on the Data SA site and download separate csv files for each monitoring site. Up to date data is often unavailable (up to 12 months).
For larger data sets, make a written request specifying the pollutants, locations and time period to Trinh Tran, Senior Scientific Officer, Air Monitoring, EPA South Australia Trinh.Tran@sa.gov.au
- Air pollution monitoring data (Be cautious when interpreting any pollution index. You will get a more accurate picture of air quality by relying instead on raw data.)
- Monitoring sites (map)
- Air pollution monitoring data (Note: When we last looked, this site had data to December 2013 - nothing more recent.)
Base-line Air Network of EPA Tasmania (BLANkET)
Real time data for 29 monitoring stations around Tasmania, all monitoring PM10 and PM2.5. Follow the link ‘Use this link to access annual plots and 'most recent 30 day' plots of day averaged BLANkET data’ (near the top of the page) to plot trends for any of these monitoring sites.
- Air pollution reports and investigations
- Tasmania’s annual NEPM compliance reports
For help obtaining and interpreting air quality monitoring data, contact: John Innis, Senior Scientific Officer (Air Monitoring Coordinator), Scientific and Technical Branch, EPA Division, Level 7, 134 Macquarie St Hobart TAS 7001. Ph. 03 6165 4609 / email@example.com
Australian Capital Territory
Although hourly data is easily accessible, it is not straightforward to access data from ACT monitoring sites dating back in terms of weeks, months or years.
Data for the two monitoring sites maintained by the NT EPA are available at the following link. Due to a strange set-up involving their URL, it is not possible to link to their air quality map. However, there is a very clear menu to the left of the page to access the map.
- Air quality index (click the "GIS map" link to see these sites on a map)