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Friday 18 October 2019 4pm

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.

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 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 aboutParticles TSP µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticles TSP index about
Brisbane CBDmap48good24.148219
Cannon Hillmap79fair29.7599.136--62.979
Deception Baymap35good000.03535
Flinders Viewmap65good32.5652290.00650.039390.0011
Lyttonmap50good25.15010.24100
Mountain Creekmap66good32.86639170.00330.03333
Mutdapillymap45good0.00330.04545
North Macleanmap39good0.00110.03939
Rockleamap57good28.4579.940------
South Brisbanemap61good30.4619.940000.018
Southportmap54good26.8546.3250.00220.03434
Springwoodmap54good26.854832--0.021210.0021
Woolloongabbamap61good30.76110.8431110.02218
Wynnummap53good26.7534.819000.0021
Wynnum Westmap54good26.8547.4300.0011
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 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 aboutParticles TSP µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticles TSP index about
Hopeland86fair41.68310.24100000.0444468.786
Miles Airportn/aoffline-offline-offline-offline-offline-offline-
Upper Humbugmap109poor51.210211.2450.22000.0444487.1109
Gladstonemap
StationSummary index highest at stationParticle PM10 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM10 index aboutParticle PM2.5 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM2.5 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 aboutParticles TSP µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticles TSP index about
Auckland Pointmap54good27.254
Boat Creekmap60good29.96010402712000.0011
Boyne Islandmap54good27.1548.7352611000000
Clintonmap58good29.2589.63826110.003300
Fisherman's Landingmap62good31.2627.1281980000
Memorial Parkmap37good0.017140.021210.07337
South Gladstonemap34good17.1347.73124100000
Targiniemap54good26.8549.9402912000.0032
Central Queenslandmap
StationSummary index highest at stationParticle PM10 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM10 index aboutParticle PM2.5 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM2.5 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 aboutParticles TSP µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticles TSP index about
Blackwatermap51good25.551832
Moranbahmap75fair37.5758.835
West Mackaymap48good23.8487.63083
Townsvillemap
StationSummary index highest at stationParticle PM10 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM10 index aboutParticle PM2.5 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM2.5 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 aboutParticles TSP µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticles TSP index about
Coastguardmap50good24.95037.547
Environment Parkmap61good30.761
Lennon Drivemap29very good14.529
North Wardmap55good27.5557.7311880000
Mount Isamap
StationSummary index highest at stationParticle PM10 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM10 index aboutParticle PM2.5 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM2.5 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 aboutParticles TSP µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticles TSP index about
Menziesmap1very good0.0011
The Gapmap159very poor79.415900

None of the data is validated (0% validated, 0/125 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

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

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

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Last updated
18 October 2019
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