Monitoring air quality

A statewide air quality monitoring network provides current information to the community.

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) operates a comprehensive air quality monitoring network to provide the community with accurate and up-to-date information about air quality.

Air quality monitoring sites are set up in Sydney and regional areas of NSW.

Data from the monitoring network is presented online as ambient concentrations and air quality index (AQI) values which are updated hourly and stored in a searchable database.

During 2010, OEH, in partnership with the Upper Hunter coal and power industries, established the Upper Hunter Air Quality Monitoring Network.

We provide information on the sampling methods and analytical techniques used by the monitoring programs to measure pollutants. Where applicable, Standards Australia methods for ambient air monitoring are adopted.

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Page last updated: 13 November 2015