Monitoring the environment

Regulatory model for air pollution modelling

Air pollution modelling software

The air pollution model currently approved for regulatory purposes in Victoria is the AERMOD air pollution model. The AERMOD model is also supported by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).

AERMOD must be used in accordance with the requirements set out in the State Environment Protection Policy (Air Quality Management) Schedule C. EPA has guidelines on the recommended use of AERMOD:

Additional information about AERMOD can be found on the USEPA website.

EPA has previously used the AUSPLUME V6 model; however, this model is no longer supported for regulatory purposes. Copies of AUSPLUME V6 can be used for research and academic uses. For copies of AUSPLUME (for Windows) and any further information please contact us.

Page last updated on 1 Feb 2017