Air quality maps


  • 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.
  • Bushfire season has started in NSW. Please monitor Fires Near Me by the RFS for the location of fires. NSW Health and the Bushfire health advice tab, below, provide information on how to protect yourself from bushfire smoke.
  • Daylight savings: live data is reported in Standard Time (AEST), and not in Daylight Savings Time (AEDT). Please add an hour to the displayed time to convert to local NSW time.
  • New South Wales is now reporting hourly averages for PM10 and PM2.5. More information

Live air quality maps:

  • Upper Hunter – 14 stations comprising the Upper Hunter Air Quality Monitoring Network
  • Lower Hunter – 6 stations comprising the Lower Hunter Air Quality Monitoring Network
  • Sydney – includes 16 stations in the 3 Sydney sub-regions
  • Illawarra – includes 3 stations in the Illawarra and Bargo, in south-west Sydney
  • Greater NSW – includes 9 inland and regional stations, as well as stations on the Central Coast and Mid-north Coast