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  • From November 2020 New South Wales has implemented air quality categories (AQC) and no longer uses air quality indices (AQI) for air quality reporting. More information.
  • Hazard reduction burn (HRB) season has started in NSW. Please monitor Fires Near Me by the RFS for the location of HRBs. Air quality during the cooler months may also be affected by smoke from domestic wood heating. NSW Health and the health activity guide provide information on how to protect yourself from smoke.
  • Live data is always reported in Standard Time (AEST).

Live air quality maps

Upper Hunter

14 stations comprising the Upper Hunter Air Quality Monitoring Network

Muswellbrook Clean Air Project. Suburban housing with heavily polluted industry in the background

Lower Hunter

6 stations comprising the Lower Hunter Air Quality Monitoring Network

Newcastle Clean Air Project


includes more than 17 stations in the 3 Sydney sub-regions

View of Sydney city from the Hermitage foreshore walking track Sydney Harbour National Park


includes 3 stations in the Illawarra and Bargo, in south-west Sydney

View of Bluescope Steel steelworks from surrounding streets, Port Kembla

Greater NSW

includes 13 inland and coastal regional stations

Rural farming scene, NSW