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Air quality is important to the health and wellbeing of all Victorians. Most air pollution comes from industry, motor vehicles and domestic wood burning.
Human health and wellbeing relies on the quality of our environment every day.
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EPA recognises staff who are leaders in the areas of air quality, inland water, marine water, waste, landfill, land and groundwater, and odour.
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EPA AirWatch has recently been upgraded. To ensure you are viewing the most recent version of the map, we recommend you refresh the page.
EPA AirWatch is a map that shows air quality information measured by EPA’s air monitoring stations around Victoria. To get the most from EPA AirWatch, we recommend you first visit About EPA AirWatch.
Air monitoring information is also available at the hourly air quality data table.
On occasion, data may not show on the map below for a variety of reasons, such as monitoring station maintenance, equipment breakdown or website issues. See current notices below.
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Disclaimer: The data used to compile EPA AirWatch comes directly from EPA’s air monitoring stations. This data may be adjusted at a later time as part of our quality management system to allow for instrument errors, power interruptions and other technical issues.
Monitoring for PM2.5 at Mooroolbark air monitoring station is offline due to technical difficulties and PM2.5 data is not being collected at this station. EPA technicians are working to fix the problem. (25 July 2016)
Monitoring for PM2.5 at Churchill air monitoring station is offline due to routine maintenance, and PM2.5 data is not being collected at this station. EPA expects data to become available on the website from 5 pm, 27/07/16. The air quality forecast for Latrobe Valley is expected to be GOOD to VERY GOOD. (26 July 2016)
Monitoring for Sulfur Dioxide at Altona North air monitoring station is offline due to technical difficulties and Sulfur Dioxide data is being collected at this station. EPA technicians are working to fix the problem. (22 July 2016)
Watch the video to learn what happens inside one of EPA’s air monitoring stations.
Information about fine particles in smoke, the potential health effects and the health categories EPA shows on EPA AirWatch.
A table view of the air quality data for Victoria.
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Page last updated on 26 Jul 2016