Air Quality Data

New South Wales

Air quality data for larger NSW centres are published by the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water at http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/aqms/aqi.htm. In Sydney the measurements include ozone, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and particles (PM10 and PM2.5 - 'visibility'). However in regional areas, such as Tamworth, only particles (PM10) are measured.

Armidale
Armidale isn't included in the NSW DECC monitoring network, but because of the problem from woodsmoke, the Armidale-Dumaresq Council measures fine particles (PM2.5) using a Dustrak monitor. Data are published weekly on the Council website at http://armidale.nsw.gov.au/ (under Environmental | Woodsmoke from the main menu).
(Current Armidale PM2.5 Measurement )

South Australia

Data is available for Adelaide and some regional centres at http://www.epa.sa.gov.au/environmental_info/air_quality/current_air_quality.

Victoria

The EPA in Victoria provides up-to-date air quality measurements of the major pollutants at http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/air/bulletins/aqbhour.asp.

Queensland

The Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management publish current air quality data at http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/air/index.html.

Western Australia

In Western Australia it is the responsibility of the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) to monitor air quality. The data can be found on the DEC website at http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/content/view/6821/2470/ or follow the links under Pollution Prevention on the main menu.

Tasmania

In Tasmania, the Environment Protection Agency monitors air quality, and is currently trialling display of real-time air quality data on their website - see http://epa.tas.gov.au/epa/real-time-air-quality-data-for-tasmania ( or follow links from main page http://epa.tas.gov.au/epa/air).

Australian Nuclear Science and Technolology Organisation

ANSTO has been running the Aerosol Sampling Program (ASP) for around 20 years. Aerosol samples are routinely collected in a number of Australian sites as well as within Asia. Monthly summary data can be found at this webpage. Data for some coastal sites in NSW are available via an interactive map.

Overseas Data