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. 

20 years of our clean air commitment

Find out how far Brisbane’s air quality has come and what Council and the community have achieved together over the last 20 years.

How you can contribute to clean air

Learn about pollution sources such as vehicles, industry and bushfires and find out how you can help improve air quality and protect yourself from pollution.

Real-time air quality index

Find out what Brisbane's air quality is right now and how it is being monitored through seven monitoring stations across Brisbane.

Why air quality is important

Brisbane's air quality is affected by many sources and can affect our health, the environment, our city's liveability and the economy. 

Brisbane air quality trends and challenges

Brisbane's location in the centre of the South East Queensland airshed, combined with our subtropical climate, makes Brisbane conducive to the formation of ozone, or ‘smog’, if sources of pollutants are poorly managed.