EPA smoke monitoring

EPA monitors air quality around Victoria. Our air monitoring network measures particle size as units of PM2.5 and PM10 . This helps us to assess potential health impacts of smoke.

Call our pollution hotline on 1300 372 842. We’re here 24 hours.

Always call 000 in an emergency. 

Report smoke from wood heaters

Smoke from wood heaters in homes increases in colder months. This is a source of pollution and wood heater owners have a responsibility to reduce smoke emissions. Excess smoke can be a nuisance to neighbours and impact their health and quality of life.

If you have concerns about smoke from a neighbour’s wood heater, try to talk to them. They may not be aware there's a problem.

You can report wood smoke to your local council who have powers to enforce wood smoke pollution. They can also give you advice and information on wood smoke pollution in your neighbourhood.

Read more about smoke 

About smoke 

About wood smoke and air quality

How to choose and maintain a wood heater

Emergency information

Reviewed 25 May 2023