Incident Monitoring Sites
Standard monitoring sites
Sensor monitoring site
Sensor sites allow us to get an indication of air quality in more areas but do not provide correct information when humidity is high (eg. during fog). Sensor site information is not displayed on EPA AirWatch when humidity at the site is above 80%. If sensors are not available or showing Poor, Very Poor or Hazardous air quality, please double check the result with a nearby standard site.
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A dash (-) means we don't monitor for that pollutant at that site
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Data on EPA AirWatch comes directly from our air monitoring stations using various types of monitoring equipment and methods. This data may be adjusted later according to set criteria to account for instrument errors, power interruptions and other technical issues.
EPA aims to locate our ambient monitoring stations so they give a good representation of the air quality experienced by the public. As most of the Victorian population lives and works close to roads, most of our stations are in population centres next to roads. This can mean we do not always comply with one of the requirements of the Australian Standard for siting (AS 3580.1.1), which specifies that air monitoring stations should be more than 50 metres away from a road. Currently, Footscray is the only EPA air monitoring site that meets this requirement.
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Geelong South air monitoring station is offline due to routine maintenance and no data is being collected at this station. EPA expects data to become available on the website from 5pm, 22/11/2019. The air quality forecast for Geelong is expected to be GOOD. (22 November 2019)
Melbourne CBD: Monitoring for PM2.5 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 5pm, 22/11/2019. The air quality forecast for Melbourne is expected to be GOOD. (19 November 2019)
Morwell East: Monitoring for PM10 is offline due to routine maintenance and PM10 data is not being collected at this station. EPA expects data to become available on the website from 5pm, 29/11/2019. The air quality forecast for Latrobe Valley is expected to be MODERATE. (21 November 2019)
Point Cook air monitoring station is offline due to technical difficulties and data is not being collected at this station. EPA technicians are working to fix the problem. (25 October 2019)
Altona North air monitoring station will be offline temporarily while the station is relocated nearby. Until the new site is established air monitoring information for Altona North will not be displayed on AirWatch. Air Quality information for Footscray, Brooklyn and Point Cook is available on the AirWatch website. (26 June 2019)