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Live air data

The Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES) in collaboration with industry partners operates an air quality monitoring network across the state.

Data from the monitoring network is presented online as ambient concentration, air quality categories and smoke and dust health action levels which are updated hourly.

Smoke and dust health action levels

There are currently no elevated health action levels.

Based on PM2.5 readings at air monitoring stations and smoke sensors at Monday 5 June 2023 10pm.

For current bushfire and smoke warnings, visit the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services website.

Monday 5 June 2023 10pm

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 category colours about category values

  • Good
  • Fair
  • Poor
  • Very poor
  • Extremely poor

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
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Brisbane CBDmap4.711.88
Cannon Hillmap4.4110.0050.01715.4
Coomeramap4.311.200.006
Deagonmap5.315.30.0110.01312
Deception Baymap4.913.30.0030.024
Flinders Viewmap4.512.30.010.01302
Lyttonmap2.611.30.002
Mountain Creekmap5.71700.0294
Mutdapillymap4.411.30.0040.016
Nambourmap5.915.7
North Macleanmap5.212.60.0010.019
Parkwoodmap4.611.40.0020.011
Rockleamap1317.80.0110.01212
South Brisbanemap4.911.90.030.018
Southportmap4.29.40.0040.023
Springwoodmap2.47.10.0110.0110
Woolloongabbamap4.411.30.10.017
Wynnummap1.15.50.0030.001
Wynnum Westmap0.25.40.001
South West Queenslandmap
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Hopeland460.080.0010.0248
Miles Airport590.320.0040.01810
Toowoombamap4.710.4
Wide Bay-Burnettmap
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Maryboroughmap4.510
Gladstonemap
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Auckland Pointmap17.2
Boat Creekmap6.117.30.003013
Boyne Islandmap5.2131.160.0010.00115
Clintonmap5.414.80.00303
Fisherman's Landingmap3.314.6offline018
Memorial Parkmap0.0020.0250.002
South Gladstonemap6.116.10.0010.00115
Targiniemap614.70.0060.00218
Central Queenslandmap
StationParticle PM2.5 µg/m³1hr avg aboutParticle PM10 µg/m³1hr avg aboutCarbon monoxide ppm8hr avg aboutNitrogen dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutOzone ppm1hr avg aboutSulfur dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutParticles TSP µg/m³1hr avg aboutVisibility Mm⁻¹1hr avg about
Blackwatermap5.613.3
Bluffmap55.1
Emeraldmap5.415.1
Moranbah (Cunningham Way)map4.511.8
Moranbah (Utah Dr)map5.117
Whitsundaymap
StationParticle PM2.5 µg/m³1hr avg aboutParticle PM10 µg/m³1hr avg aboutCarbon monoxide ppm8hr avg aboutNitrogen dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutOzone ppm1hr avg aboutSulfur dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutParticles TSP µg/m³1hr avg aboutVisibility Mm⁻¹1hr avg about
West Mackaymap8.421.821
North Queenslandmap
StationParticle PM2.5 µg/m³1hr avg aboutParticle PM10 µg/m³1hr avg aboutCarbon monoxide ppm8hr avg aboutNitrogen dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutOzone ppm1hr avg aboutSulfur dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutParticles TSP µg/m³1hr avg aboutVisibility Mm⁻¹1hr avg about
Ayrmap5.614.8
Townsvillemap
StationParticle PM2.5 µg/m³1hr avg aboutParticle PM10 µg/m³1hr avg aboutCarbon monoxide ppm8hr avg aboutNitrogen dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutOzone ppm1hr avg aboutSulfur dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutParticles TSP µg/m³1hr avg aboutVisibility Mm⁻¹1hr avg about
Coastguardmap19.823.6
Environment Parkmap17.6
Lennon Drivemap19.523.9
North Wardmap8.322.70.00209
Far North Queenslandmap
StationParticle PM2.5 µg/m³1hr avg aboutParticle PM10 µg/m³1hr avg aboutCarbon monoxide ppm8hr avg aboutNitrogen dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutOzone ppm1hr avg aboutSulfur dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutParticles TSP µg/m³1hr avg aboutVisibility Mm⁻¹1hr avg about
Cairnsmap5.413.4
Mount Isamap
StationParticle PM2.5 µg/m³1hr avg aboutParticle PM10 µg/m³1hr avg aboutCarbon monoxide ppm8hr avg aboutNitrogen dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutOzone ppm1hr avg aboutSulfur dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutParticles TSP µg/m³1hr avg aboutVisibility Mm⁻¹1hr avg about
The Gapmap615.50

Most of the data is not validated (3% validated, 5/158 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 categories

Air quality categories are used to make it easier to interpret air quality data by reducing the complexity associated with different pollutant concentration units and air quality guideline values.

Each air quality measurement from a monitoring station is assigned an air quality category rating based on comparison of the measurement value against the relevant air quality guideline. Five colour-coded air quality categories are used, being ‘Good’ (green), ‘Fair’ (yellow), ‘Poor’ (orange), ‘Very poor’ (red) or ‘Extremely poor’ (dark red). Values greater than the air quality guideline will be appear as ‘Poor’, ‘Very poor’ or ‘Extremely poor’.

More information about air quality categories.

About these Air quality parameters

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 50µg/m³ (1hr avg) and 25µg/m³ (24hr avg).

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

More information about Particle PM2.5

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 100µg/m³ (1hr avg) and 50µg/m³ (24hr avg).

Particle PM10 is measured in micrograms per cubic metre.

More information about Particle PM10

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 0.08ppm (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) and 0.065ppm (8hr 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 0.1ppm (1hr avg).

Sulfur dioxide is measured in parts per million.

More information about Sulfur dioxide

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 250µg/m³ (1hr avg) and 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

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Last updated
5 October 2023
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