Brisbane's air quality

For more than 20 years Brisbane City Council has monitored and protected Brisbane’s air quality to ensure the health and wellbeing of residents and the environment.

Clean, healthy air makes Brisbane an attractive place to live, work and play. Our clean air makes us stand out from other large cities as a New World City with an enviable outdoor lifestyle that is rare for such a big city. 

Coronavirus and protecting yourself against smoke during planned burns

The personal safety of Brisbane residents and visitors is our top priority. In accordance with advice from Queensland Health, Council’s hazard reduction burns will proceed as normal in order to protect lives and property. Due to coronavirus, Council recommends that residents make early precautions to prepare for smoke during this essential activity. 

Smoke generated from hazard reduction burns from within and outside Brisbane may impact the health of residents. Residents with respiratory and other health conditions should make early arrangements to prepare for smoke. Residents concerned about smoke hazards can find out more information about planned burns and how to protect yourself from smoke, which may include:

  • arranging an early check up with your doctor or medical provider 
  • stocking up on sufficient medication
  • arranging an emergency contact and a safe, alternate location to relocate from smoke.

Check our Coronavirus: Council updates and impacts page for latest updates. For more health advice visit Queensland Health website.

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Last updated:2 June 2020