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Air quality is important to the health and wellbeing of all Victorians. Most air pollution comes from industry, motor vehicles and domestic wood burning.
EPA plays a role in protecting the community from noise pollution.
Human health and wellbeing relies on the quality of our environment every day.
Our reporting system lets you dob in litterers in cars.
Many industrial activities require works approvals and licences from EPA.
EPA helps protect Victorians’ health from potential environmental hazards.
EPA works to protect Victoria from pollution during major infrastructure projects.
EPA periodically reviews environmental policy and regulation.
Guidance for business and industry, including licensing, works approvals and planning.
Information about the fees and charges levied by EPA.
EPA’s organisational strategy sets out five goals and how we'll work with Victorians to achieve them.
EPA welcomes the recommendations of the Independent Inquiry into EPA.
EPA works with the community, businesses and other organisations to protect the environment.
EPA recognises staff who are leaders in the areas of air quality, inland water, marine water, waste, landfill, land and groundwater, and odour.
The process to submit complaints about the conduct of an EPA authorised officer.
EPA AirWatch is a map that shows air quality information measured by EPA’s air monitoring stations around Victoria. Data at each location is updated each hour. To get the most from EPA AirWatch, we recommend you first visit How to use EPA AirWatch.
Air monitoring information is also available in the Historic air quality data table.
On occasion, data may not show on the map below for a variety of reasons, such as monitoring station maintenance, equipment breakdown or website issues. See current notices for the EPA AirWatch map.
EPA is accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) to use a number of different methods and techniques to measure and report on ambient air quality.
EPA’s NATA accreditation number is 15119.
* A ‘Yes’ in this column means that EPA has NATA accreditation for that specific air monitoring technique or method.
** This work is currently performed by a contractor (Golder Associates P/L, NATA accreditation number 1910) using EPA sites and equipment.
The locations of EPA’s ambient monitoring stations provide a good representation of the air quality experienced by the public. For example, most of the Victorian population lives and works close to roads, which is why most of our air monitoring stations are located in population centres next to roads.
The Australian standard for siting (AS 3580.1.1) specifies that air monitoring stations should be more than 50 metres away from a road. Currently, the Footscray air monitoring station is the only EPA air monitoring site that meets this requirement.
Page last updated on 5 Mar 2019