Monitoring the environment

EPA AirWatch


EPA AirWatch is an air quality map. It shows current air quality information that is measured by EPA’s air monitoring stations around Victoria.

To get the most from EPA AirWatch, we recommend you first visit About EPA AirWatch.

Current notices

  • EPA AirWatch, launched last month, was developed to provide accurate and easily accessible air quality information to the community. While air quality data collected from EPA’s monitoring stations is correct, we are working to fix minor faults with how some data is displayed. EPA is continually monitoring this page to ensure viewers are notified about any specific faults of concern. Air monitoring information is also available at the hourly air quality data table.
    • The display of PM2.5 data is temporarily offline for the following air monitoring stations: Altona North, Box Hill, Brighton, Dandenong, Macleod, MeltonMooroolbark, Point Cook and Wangaratta.
  • Monitoring for PM2.5 at Moe air monitoring station is offline due to technical difficulties and PM2.5 data is not being collected at this station. Our technicians are working to fix the problem. (13 February 2016)
  • Monitoring for PM2.5 at Alphington air monitoring station is offline due to routine maintenance and PM2.5 data is not being collected at this station. (11 February 2016)
  • Monitoring for sulfur dioxide at Traralgon air monitoring station is offline due to technical difficulties and sulfur dioxide data is not being collected at this station. Our technicians are working to fix the problem. (10 February 2016)



EPA AirWatch key

Air quality index categories

AQI very good air quality Very good air quality   AQI good air quality Good air quality   AQI fair air quality Fair air quality   AQI poor air quality Poor air quality   AQI very poor air quality Very poor air quality

Health categories

Health unhealthy for sensitive groups Unhealthy for sensitive groups   Health unhealthy all Unhealthy all   Health very unhealthy all Very unhealthy all   Health hazardous Hazardous  Health hazardous extreme Hazardous extreme

Disclaimer: The data used to compile EPA AirWatch come 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.

How EPA monitors the air

Watch the video to learn what happens inside one of EPA’s air monitoring stations.

Effects of bushfire smoke

Information about fine particles in bushfire smoke, the potential health effects and the health categories EPA shows on EPA AirWatch.

EPA AirWatch hourly air quality data table

A table view of the current air quality data for Victoria.

    Page last updated on 13 Feb 2016