Environmental issues

Air

Air quality data

Air quality data for NSW is displayed using the Air Quality Index (AQI) scale and is updated hourly.

 


  • Air Quality in NSW, particularly visibility and particle concentrations, may be impacted due to planned hazard reduction burns. For further information go to Fires Near Me
  • The Vineyard monitoring site has been decommissioned and there will no data until a new site is established.


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.

Find out more

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)

Non-conforming air quality monitoring sites

Several of our sites do not fully comply with the requirements of Australian Standard AS/NZS 3580.1.1 2016 ‘Methods for sampling and analysis of ambient air – Guide to siting air monitoring equipment’.

Non-conforming sitesSiting criteria not metReason
Chullora Clear sky angle ≥120°.
Distance to nearby tree ≥ 10 metres.
Trees have grown since establishment of station.
Earlwood Greater than 50 metres from road. Site is in a car park and approximately 35 metres from road.
Rozelle Clear sky angle ≥120°.
Distance to nearby tree ≥ 10 metres.
Established trees in a heritage area.

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Page last updated: 02 August 2018