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 will develop a comprehensive Air Quality Strategy in 2019, providing the foundation for air quality management policies and programs through to 2030.
Clean air regional workshops
Regional workshops will be held in key locations across Victoria during October 2018. The workshops will provide an opportunity for Victorians to have a further say on how we can improve Victoria's future air quality and will inform the Air Quality Strategy.
Attendance at all clean air regional workshops is free, but you need to register.
Workshops will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm during October in the Yarra Valley, Wangaratta and the Latrobe Valley. A workshop was held in Ballarat on 20 September 2018.
For further information and to register please visit Clean Air for All Victorians on the Engage Victoria website.
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.
An overview of the summit, including speaker presentations and background materials, is available on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s Clean Air for all Victorians webpage.
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.