Air pollution has a significant impact on human health and the economy. Air quality in Sydney is usually very good by international standards.
For more information about air quality in Sydney, how our ventilation systems work to manage air quality within and outside the tunnels, and what has contributed to improve vehicle emissions visit the Air Quality Portal.
This dataset provides standardised measures of:
- Carbon Monoxide
- Nitrogen dioxide
- Nitrogen oxides
- Sulfur dioxide
- Particles < 10μm diameter
- Particles < 2.5μm diameter
- Non-Methane Hydrocarbons
The data captured is from 01/01/2004 - 31/12/2017 and only includes sites where RMS had access to the monitor's data. More information about the sites covered can be found in the Report and associated data files.
Data and Resources
- Air Quality Index Categories Tablepng
The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and NSW Health created the colour indicator scale to provide advice on what activities you can do, based on what the AQI is in your area. This enables you to protect your health during poor air quality events.
- Air quality APIhtml
This air quality API enables organisations and individuals to directly stream and integrate air quality and meteorological data into subsequent applications such as mobile apps, websites, decision support tools, third-party data systems, and many other facilities.
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