Air quality

dust haze

Air quality is managed by the Environment Protection Agency.

Air pollution reduces the quality of the air. Poor air quality affects human health and the environment.  

Weather conditions, and events like fires can affect air pollution levels. For example, smoke from bushfires and wind-blown dust impact Victoria’s air quality.

To find out more about the air quality in your area visit EPA AirWatch for information across the state. 

When outdoor air quality is poor, keeping doors and windows closed as much as possible and covering gaps under doors leading to the outside with towels. 

In 2016, Melbourne experienced the world’s largest epidemic thunderstorm asthma event with thousands of people developing breathing difficulties in a very short period of time.

The Department of Health have extensive information available about Epidemic Thunderstorm Asthma to address potential future impacts.