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Current and forecast air quality

Rural air quality network - Live air quality data

Hourly updated particle concentrations from indicative monitors.

Updates

  • Air quality across New South Wales may be affected by hazard reduction burning. See Fires Near Me and follow the recommended health advice.
  • News: The NSW Government is developing a dedicated air quality website, that presents air quality data and information that is fit-for-purpose, easy-to-understand and works well on desktop and mobile devices.
    We invite you to try our first release or find out more.
  • The Air Program is undergoing an evaluation and we are collecting your feedback for inclusion in the evaluation. We invite you to provide your feedback at our Air Program Evaluation page.
  • Live data is always reported in Standard Time (AEST).

Abbreviations

  • CMA – Catchment Management Authority
  • LLS – Local Land Services
  • SA – South Australia
  • TSP – Total Suspended Particles

Instruments used

Multi-channel DustTraks are used for stations reporting TSP, PM10 and PM2.5. Single-channel DustTraks were used before 2022 for stations reporting TSP only.

Disclaimer

We have undertaken best efforts to ensure that data from these instruments are consistent with measurements from compliance instruments. However, note that these instruments do not meet strict Australian Standards, therefore care must be taken in interpreting the data compared with Air NEPM standards without additional information. Reported data has only undergone preliminary automated checks, and further manual validation is performed for data stored in the department's database.

Data is reported in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), and updates approximately 30 minutes past the hour (e.g. 11:00 values are online at approximately 11:30). However, during daylight savings, data is still collected and stored in AEST and will be presented with an apparent 90 minutes delay. Gaps indicate that a pollutant is not measured at the site or instrument was offline or that wireless or satellite connection was not able to be established with the site.

Alerts - none currently

Information

View the data licence statement for information about using and attributing these data.