We display information about Victoria’s air quality on EPA AirWatch.
Looking north towards Traralgon and northeast toward Loy Yang and Flynns Creek., located: Callignee, Victoria 3844
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The Macleod air monitoring site is located at the EPA Centre for Applied Sciences, off Terrace Way, Macleod.
It is in a residential area with light traffic nearby.
Humidity and fog can sometimes affect the PM2.5 measurements at this site. This is due to limitations with the optical measurement techniques we use here.
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This interactive map lets you see air quality around Victoria. To find out more about our air quality categories, click here.
Note that Kingsville, Newport and Spotswood are temporary air monitoring sites that are part of a citizen science project.
Since 22 July, EPA's equipment near the Stevensons Brothers Industries (SBI) landfill in Ballarto Rd, Cranbourne, has been monitoring hydrogen sulphide in the air every 5 minutes. The graph below shows the results from 22 to 26 July.
EPA has analysed these results. We found most hydrogen sulphide concentrations were either unable to be measured because they were too low or they were at 0.0 parts per million (ppm). On 23 July 2022, there was one result of 0.2 ppm measured within a 5 minute period. These levels are not expected to cause long term adverse health effects.
For more information, visit SBI landfill.
Standard monitoring sites
Incident monitoring sites
Sensor/camera monitoring sites
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.
Read more about our National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accreditation.
Morwell South: Monitoring for PM2.5 is offline due to technical difficulties and no PM2.5 data is being collected at this site. EPA technicians are working to fix the problem. (23 March 2023)
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