The ambient air quality monitoring station for Hobart is located in New Town near the Tasmanian Hockey Centre, approximately 3.5km north-east of Hobart CBD. This station was originally situated at Prince of Wales Bay, however, after a review of the Tasmanian Air Monitoring Plan in 2005, the site was found to give inadequate representation of the air quality in residential areas of greater Hobart. In 2006, it was moved to its current location where the measurements are more representative of the air quality in greater Hobart.
The station includes TEOM instruments to measure PM10 and PM2.5 and a dustrack (optical particle counter) to measure indicative PM2.5. Real time plots of the dustrak data can be found here.
The two plots below show unvalidated TEOM raw particluates data.
Graphs of annual validated data are available via the validated data portal.
Today's unvalidated air quality data from New Town air station
The National Environment Protection Measure standards for the species measured at the New Town air monitoring station are:
- PM10 (day average) - 50 ug/m3
- PM2.5 (day average) - 25 ug/m3 (Advisory reporting standard)
Please Note: subject to network connectivity, this plot will be updated approximately every 15 minutes during the day. Use the 'Refresh' or 'Reload' button on your browser (or press F5) to refresh the plot. If networking issues do not allow real-time access on a given day the plot will show the most recently available data.
Yesterday's unvalidated air quality data from NewTown air station
The yesterday's data plot shows the real-time values measured for the whole day yesterday. If network issues have prevented data updates the plot will show the most recent complete day of data.
Important Note: These data are indicative only, and are provided for public information. These unvalidated data cannot be used to determine if air quality standards have been exceeded.
In keeping with legislative requirements the data are reported in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) throughout the year.