Search air quality data

This search facility provides you free access to air pollutant and meteorology data. It includes hourly averages for all criterion pollutants and meteorology variables. Data is available for most stations in the OEH air quality monitoring network.


  • New download feature
    Hourly site average pollutant concentration and meteorological data are now downloadable. Such hourly data are currently available from 2016 onwards. We will make historical hourly data available via this search facility progressively during 2018.
    The current limit for downloading hourly data is set to 365*24*15 records per download.  The limit for table and graph display is 365*24*3 records.
  • Data validation status
    Full data validation completed up to 30 November 2017. Later records have passed initial, automated validation process for online display. 

See search instructions (click to open them) for the download procedure or contact the NSW OEH Environment Line: 131 555 (local call cost throughout NSW) or (02) 9995 5555 (if calling from outside NSW). 

Search instructions

Step 1: Select one data category and parameter/s of interest

  • Select a data category (only one can be selected at a time).
  • Select parameter/s you need in that data category (multiple pollutants may be selected in one search)

NOTE: for meteorology variables, only hourly Site averages are available.

Step 2: Select regions or stations of interest

Select station/s or region/s required. Multiple selections are allowed.

Step 3: Choose data period and format, and download data.

  • Set the data period using from and to on the calendar
  • Select either table or graph and click Load data to view the data in tabular or graphical formats.  The underlying data may then be downloaded by selecting csv or xls format and clicking the load button
  • Or you may simply select download followed by Load data.

PDF and Excel formats are available for download.



During 2012, NSW OEH gradually moved from TEOMs to BAMs for continuous monitoring of  fine particles as PM2.5.  Consequently, a step change may appear in data when looking at long range data trends which include this period.

Climate and Atmospheric Science is a NATA accredited facility (Accreditation number:  14209)

Understand how the AQI is calculated.

Page last updated: 21 December 2017