NSW Air quality monitoring

Check current air quality, learn about air quality monitoring, air pollution and how to protect your health.

Air quality forecasts

Air quality readings are updated hourly and a daily air quality forecast is made for the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Region at 4pm each day.

New South Wales is now reporting hourly averages for PM10 and PM2.5.

Check current air quality

Air pollution and your health

Air pollution may be harmful to human health and the environment. It can come from natural sources such as bush fires, dust storms, sea salt and pollen. It also comes from people driving cars and industrial activities such as mining, oil refining or power generation.

How we monitor air quality

Air quality is monitored through a network of monitoring stations across the state.

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