Search for and download air quality data

This search facility provides you free access to air pollutant and meteorology data. It includes hourly averages for all criterion pollutants and meteorology variables.


  • New download feature
    • Hourly site average pollutant concentration and meteorological data are now downloadable. Such hourly data is now available from 1994 onwards.
    • The current limit for downloading hourly data is set to 365*24*15 records per download. The limit for table and graph display is 365*24*3 records.
  • Data validation status
    • Full data validation completed up to 31 August 2019. Later records have passed initial, automated validation process for online display.
      NOTE: Newcastle data timestamp from 5 to 26 July 2018 as well as Cook and Phillip data timestamp from 6 to 26 September 2019, may be out up to 1.5 hours. The problem is currently being investigated.
    • Port Macquarie data is available from site establishment on 28 July 2019.

Read search instructions for the download procedure or contact the NSW DPIE Environment Line.

Search Instructions

Step 1: Select one data category and parameter/s of interest

  • Select a data category (only one can be selected at a time).
  • Select parameter/s you need in that data category (multiple pollutants may be selected in one search)

NOTE: for meteorology variables, only hourly Site averages are available.

Step 2: Select regions or stations of interest

Select station/s or region/s required. Multiple selections are allowed.

Step 3: Choose data period and format, and download data.

  • Set the data period using from and to on the calendar
  • Select either table or graph and click Load data to view the data in tabular or graphical formats.  The underlying data may then be downloaded by selecting csv or xls format and clicking the load button
  • Or you may simply select download followed by Load data.

PDF and Excel formats are available for download.


During 2012, NSW OEH gradually moved from TEOMs to BAMs for continuous monitoring of  fine particles as PM2.5. Consequently, a step change may appear in data when looking at long range data trends which include this period.

Climate and Atmospheric Science is a NATA accredited facility (Accreditation number:  14209)