Includes smoke from bushfires and landfill, peat and tyre fires. Find out how we monitor smoke and how you can protect your health.
Smoke is a mixture of airborne particles, water vapour and other gases. Breathing in smoke can be harmful to your health.
Smoke from bushfires and landfill, peat, tyre and coal fires can impact the quality of our air. If it’s smoky outside, protect your health by following our guidance.
We monitor air quality and report smoke incidents across Victoria.
Smoke can affect your health. You can protect yourself by staying away from smoky air.
If you see or smell smoke outside, you should stay inside, but only if it’s safe to do so.
When it’s smoky, take care of your health, especially if you're sensitive to air pollution . You can do this by:
Reviewed 12 November 2019