Clean air is vital for Victorians’ health and quality of life. Our air quality has improved significantly over recent decades and remains good by international standards.
However, there are challenges ahead – a growing population and economy and a warming and drying climate mean we need to continue our focus on improving air quality.
The Victorian Government developed a comprehensive Air Quality Strategy in 2019, providing the foundation for air quality management policies and programs through to 2030.
Victorian Government Clean Air Summit
The Victorian Government Clean Air Summit was held on 27 August 2018 and brought over 160 Victorians together to identify actions to improve air quality over the coming decade.
Complementary regional consultations were also organised for Ballarat (held on 20 September 2018) and the Yarra Valley (held on 16 October 2018) to provide an opportunity for Victorians to have a further say on how we can improve Victoria's future air quality. Both consultations informed the Air Quality Strategy.
Victorian Government Air Quality Statement
In May 2018, the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Hon Lily D'Ambrosio MP, released the Clean Air for all Victorians: Victoria's Air Quality Statement.
Victorians provided initial feedback through a public consultation period which closed on 30 June 2018. A summary of ideas provided for the Statement is available on the Clean Air for all Victorians webpage.
Find out more about clean air and future air quality
Air pollution: A summary of the state of knowledge (publication 1709)
Reviewed 17 September 2020