Environmental issues

Air quality

Air quality index (AQI) values - updated hourly


There are a number of Hazard Reduction Burns currently underway across NSW, which may impact air quality and raise air quality alerts. For more information go to Current Fires and Incidents on the NSW Rural Fire Service web site.





See the RAQI map to locate regions.

Subscribe to AQI daily updates.

Understand how the AQI is calculated.

This information is also available by calling the NSW OEH Environment Line: 131 555 (local call cost throughout NSW) or (02) 9995 5555 (if calling from outside NSW).

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

Disclaimer: The data used in the compilation of this page have undergone only preliminary quality assurance checks. These data may require modification during final stages of validation as a result of calibration changes, power failures, instrument failures etc.

Australian Standard AS/NZS 3580.1.1:2007 Methods for sampling and analysis of ambient air - Guide to siting air monitoring equipment 

Non-conforming sites  Reason
Rozelle clear sky angle is < 120o, trees within 20 metres west of monitoring site
Chullora clear sky angle is < 120o, trees within 20 metres north-east and east of monitoring site
Lindfield clear sky angle is < 120o, trees within 20 metres north and south-west of monitoring site

Page last updated: 14 October 2014