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Friday 28 February 2020 9am

Air quality data is available from 1 January 2016. Individual stations have been monitoring for different time periods so data may not be available for all possible times.

Air quality

Legend to air quality index colours about index values

  • Very good 0–33
  • Good 34–66
  • Fair 67–99
  • Poor 100–149
  • Very poor >150

Map markers are indicative only. They do not reflect the exact location of the stations.

Select a value within the table to generate charts and to download air quality data.

South East Queenslandmap
StationSummary index highest at stationParticle PM10 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM10 index aboutParticle PM2.5 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM2.5 index aboutParticles TSP µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticles TSP index aboutVisibility Mm⁻¹1hr avg aboutVisibility index aboutCarbon monoxide ppm8hr avg aboutCarbon monoxide index aboutNitrogen dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutNitrogen dioxide index aboutOzone ppm1hr avg aboutOzone index aboutSulfur dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutSulfur dioxide index about
Brisbane CBDmap27very good13.4275.221156
Cannon Hillmap21very good10.3214.61816.6210.01616
Deception Baymap15very good0.0180.01515
Flinders Viewmap24very good10.7211360.00430.0242400
Lyttonmap24very good12.2241.8700
Mountain Creekmap27very good13.3271360.00330.02222
Mutdapillymap22very good0.00330.02222
North Macleanmap21very good0.00430.02121
Rockleamap25very good12.6256.1242090.012100.01717
South Brisbanemap31very good15.3315.422000.02218
Southportmap27very good13.3275.2210.00540.02222
Springwoodmap17very good8.7172.5100.00870.01100.0021
Woolloongabbamap28very good13.9285.3210.220.02118
Wynnummap10very good5.210000.018--
South West Queenslandmap
StationSummary index highest at stationParticle PM10 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM10 index aboutParticle PM2.5 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM2.5 index aboutParticles TSP µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticles TSP index aboutVisibility Mm⁻¹1hr avg aboutVisibility index aboutCarbon monoxide ppm8hr avg aboutCarbon monoxide index aboutNitrogen dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutNitrogen dioxide index aboutOzone ppm1hr avg aboutOzone index aboutSulfur dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutSulfur dioxide index about
Hopeland31very good4.791.877.8100.220.00110.03131
Miles Airport26very goodoffline-offline-offline-offline-0.00330.02626
Upper Humbugmap13very good6122.3910.1130.330000
Gladstonemap
StationSummary index highest at stationParticle PM10 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM10 index aboutParticle PM2.5 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM2.5 index aboutParticles TSP µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticles TSP index aboutVisibility Mm⁻¹1hr avg aboutVisibility index aboutCarbon monoxide ppm8hr avg aboutCarbon monoxide index aboutNitrogen dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutNitrogen dioxide index aboutOzone ppm1hr avg aboutOzone index aboutSulfur dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutSulfur dioxide index about
Auckland Pointmap22very good1122
Boat Creekmap27very good13.5273.9161150.00110.0011
Boyne Islandmap19very good9.3193.31394000000
Clintonmap23very good11.3234.1161250.002200
Fisherman's Landingmap25very good12.3254.6181770.002200
South Gladstonemap24very good12.1244.4181150.00540.0011
Targiniemap23very good11.4233.3131460.00430.0021
Central Queenslandmap
StationSummary index highest at stationParticle PM10 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM10 index aboutParticle PM2.5 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM2.5 index aboutParticles TSP µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticles TSP index aboutVisibility Mm⁻¹1hr avg aboutVisibility index aboutCarbon monoxide ppm8hr avg aboutCarbon monoxide index aboutNitrogen dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutNitrogen dioxide index aboutOzone ppm1hr avg aboutOzone index aboutSulfur dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutSulfur dioxide index about
Blackwatermap34good17342.610
Moranbahmap21very good10.3212.410
West Mackaymap32very good16.1323.61410
Townsvillemap
StationSummary index highest at stationParticle PM10 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM10 index aboutParticle PM2.5 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM2.5 index aboutParticles TSP µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticles TSP index aboutVisibility Mm⁻¹1hr avg aboutVisibility index aboutCarbon monoxide ppm8hr avg aboutCarbon monoxide index aboutNitrogen dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutNitrogen dioxide index aboutOzone ppm1hr avg aboutOzone index aboutSulfur dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutSulfur dioxide index about
Coastguardmap22very good10.82214.118
Environment Parkmapn/aoffline-
Lennon Drivemap26very good10.1202126
North Wardmap21very good10.6213.313730.004300
Mount Isamap
StationSummary index highest at stationParticle PM10 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM10 index aboutParticle PM2.5 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM2.5 index aboutParticles TSP µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticles TSP index aboutVisibility Mm⁻¹1hr avg aboutVisibility index aboutCarbon monoxide ppm8hr avg aboutCarbon monoxide index aboutNitrogen dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutNitrogen dioxide index aboutOzone ppm1hr avg aboutOzone index aboutSulfur dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutSulfur dioxide index about
Menziesmap0very good00
The Gapmap45good22.5450.0011

None of the data is validated (0% validated, 0/127 records)

The data used to compile this air quality information comes directly from the department's air monitoring network and has only undergone a preliminary quality check. Data is retrieved from the stations every hour and after quality checks, is available approximately 1 hour later.

All data on this site is shown in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

  • If there is no data measured for a parameter, or data could not be retrieved from the monitoring station at this hour, no data is shown in the cell.
  • An offline message in a cell indicates that measurements are temporarily unavailable due to equipment servicing or failure. See network status.

About air quality index values

Our scientists create an air quality index by converting measured pollutant concentrations into index values which make it easier to interpret air quality data by reducing the complexity associated with pollutant concentrations.

The index value is the pollutant concentration expressed as a proportion of the National Environment Protection Measure for Ambient Air Quality (Air NEPM) standard or the Environmental Protection (Air) Policy 2008 (Air EPP) objective.

More information about air quality index.

About these Air quality parameters

Particle PM10

Airborne particles less than 10 micrometres in diameter, referred to as PM10, can be hazardous to human health or cause a nuisance when present in the air at elevated levels. They are capable of penetrating the lower airways of humans and can cause possible negative health effects.

The guideline for Particle PM10 is 50µg/m³ (24hr avg).

Particle PM10 is measured in micrograms per cubic metre.

More information about Particle PM10

Particle PM2.5

Airborne particles less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter, referred to as PM2.5, can be hazardous to human health or cause a nuisance when present in the air at elevated levels. They are capable of penetrating the lower airways of humans and can cause possible negative health effects.

The guideline for Particle PM2.5 is 25µg/m³ (24hr avg).

Particle PM2.5 is measured in micrograms per cubic metre.

More information about Particle PM2.5

Particles TSP

Airborne particles up to about 100 micrometres in diameter are referred to as TSP (total suspended particles). These particles are generated by combustion and non-combustion processes, including windblown dust, sea salt, earthworks, mining activities, industrial processes, motor vehicle engines and fires.

The guideline for Particles TSP is 80µg/m³ (24hr avg).

Particles TSP is measured in micrograms per cubic metre.

More information about Particles TSP

Visibility

Aerosols and fine particles can reduce visibility. Smoke from fires or haze are common causes of poor visibility.

The guideline for Visibility is 235Mm⁻¹ (1hr avg).

Visibility is measured in inverse megametres.

More information about Visibility

Carbon monoxide

Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless gas formed when substances containing carbon (such as petrol, gas, coal and wood) are burned with an insufficient supply of air. It has serious health impacts on humans and animals, especially those with cardiovascular disease.

The guideline for Carbon monoxide is 9ppm (8hr avg).

Carbon monoxide is measured in parts per million.

More information about Carbon monoxide

Nitrogen dioxide

Nitrogen dioxide is an acidic and highly corrosive gas. Nitrogen oxides are critical components of photochemical smog. Long-term exposure to high levels of nitrogen dioxide can cause chronic lung disease and affect the senses.

The guideline for Nitrogen dioxide is 0.12ppm (1hr avg).

Nitrogen dioxide is measured in parts per million.

More information about Nitrogen dioxide

Ozone

Ozone is a colourless, highly reactive gas with a distinctive odour. The upper atmosphere ozone layer (at altitudes of 15–35km) protects the earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun. The ozone layer reduction represents a global atmosphere issue.

The guideline for Ozone is 0.1ppm (1hr avg).

Ozone is measured in parts per million.

More information about Ozone

Sulfur dioxide

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a colourless gas with a sharp, irritating odour. It is produced by burning fossil fuels and by the smelting of mineral ores that contain sulfur.

The guideline for Sulfur dioxide is 0.2ppm (1hr avg).

Sulfur dioxide is measured in parts per million.

More information about Sulfur dioxide

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28 February 2020
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