Real-time air quality index


Brisbane City Council's clean air index is an air quality indicator based on the measurements of seven monitoring stations. These are located in the CBD, Cannon Hill, Lytton, Rocklea, South Brisbane, Woolloongabba, Wynnum and Wynnum West.

The clean air index is calculated by comparing measured pollutant concentrations to ambient air quality guidelines from the Department of Environment and Science, and is updated every hour.

The index measurements are based on some of Brisbane's main pollutants including:

Outage notice

Council's air quality index is temporarily offline for repair and is expected to resume in mid-2019. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Until our online tool is repaired, you can check Brisbane's air quality by visiting the Department of Environment and Science website. On this site you can see real-time pollutant measurements at each of the eight air quality monitoring stations in the Brisbane area. 

View hourly air quality data at the Department of Environment and Science website

For help interpreting these measurements or for more information about Brisbane's air quality, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

The clean air index shows:

  1. an overall clean air rating for Brisbane, based on the pollutant that has been recorded with the highest concentration at any monitoring station for the last hour
  2. the current individual rating for each of the seven monitoring stations, based on the highest pollutant concentration measured over the last hour.

The Department of Environment and Science’s air quality index page provides details on how the clean air index is calculated from ambient air quality measurements.

Last updated:1 May 2019