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Monitoring Air Pollution

There are hundreds of pollutants in the air we breathe. In Tasmania monitoring of air pollution focuses on particulate matter smaller than 10 micrometres diameter in the major urban centres. Particulate matter is an indicator of urban air pollution in Tasmania. 

Monitoring of other air pollutants is carried out on a case-by-case basis, sometimes in response to complaints, sometimes as part of broader investigations linked to point sources and sometimes as spot checks on specific air pollutants. The EPA Division cooperates with research groups at Universities and the CSIRO.

Tasmanian Air Monitoring Update, January 2013
A description of changes to the EPA Division's air monitoring network.

  1. Additional Monitoring Information

    An overview of the Air NEPM in relation to Tasmania
  2. Air Toxic Pollutants

    An overview of air toxic monitoring activities undertaken by the EPA Division
  3. Major Air Pollutants

    The major air quality pollutants established by the Air NEPM.
  4. Real Time Air Quality Data for Tasmania

    Information on the most recently available (real-time) indicative particle concentration data from the Tasmania air quality monitoring stations.
  5. Reference station Air Pollution Data

    Validated air quality data from our monitoring stations
  6. Access historical BLANkET data

    Access historical BLANkET data
  7. Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling

    A description of atmospheric modelling in Tasmania
  8. Annual NEPM Reports

    Annual NEPM reports on Tasmanian air quality

For further information

Air Specialist
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599 Fax: 03 6173 0254
Email: EnvironmentEnquiries@environment.tas.gov.au