Annual air quality statements
Each year we summarise the data collected from the Air Quality Monitoring Network into an annual statement. These statements provide information on particle and gaseous pollutants monitored throughout the state, comparing levels to national standards and highlighting the sources and climatic conditions over the year. Focus areas are often included outlining significant events or regions of interest, such as the Hunter industry-funded networks.
NSW annual air quality statement 2023 is the latest statement available. New South Wales experienced good air quality, despite warmer and drier conditions compared to 2022, the best year on record for air quality. National standards were met at least 96% of the time in all regions, except for Newcastle Local, which met standards 84% of the time. Particles were the main source of air pollution mostly due to hazard reduction burns, bushfires, wood heater emissions, and dust.