Air quality in Australia

Air quality index (AQI) and PM2.5 air pollution in Australia

LAST UPDATE (local time)

LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time Australia
Most polluted city ranking

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#cityUS AQI
1 Mount Isa, Queensland

112

2 Katherine, Northern Territory

86

3 Perth, Western Australia

48

4 Melton, Victoria

40

5 Palmerston, Northern Territory

36

6 Quinns Rocks, Western Australia

36

7 Geraldton, Western Australia

35

8 Moe, Victoria

34

9 Gold Coast, Queensland

33

10 Joondalup, Western Australia

30

(local time)

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time Australia
Cleanest city ranking

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1 Albury, New South Wales

0

2 Bathurst, New South Wales

0

3 Wangaratta, Victoria

0

4 Kaleen, ACT

1

5 Kingston, Tasmania

1

6 Macarthur, ACT

1

7 Nimbin, New South Wales

1

8 Portland, New South Wales

1

9 Wynnum, Queensland

1

10 Armidale, New South Wales

2

(local time)

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OVERVIEW

How polluted is Australia?

The national flag of Rest of the world

2020 Air quality average

Human face indicating AQI level

Good

2020 average US AQI

31

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PM2.5

x1.5

PM2.5 concentration in Australia air is currently 1.5 times above the WHO annual air quality guideline value

2020  Australia cleanest city St Helens , Tasmania

10

2020  Australia most polluted city Albury , New South Wales

62

2020 aqi country ranking

How does Australia rank globally in air pollution?

95/ 106 countries ranked in 2020

Which country had the worst air quality in 2020?

#COUNTRYPopulationAVG. US AQI
1The national flag of Rest of the worldBangladesh164'689'383

162

2The national flag of Rest of the worldPakistan220'892'331

153

3The national flag of Rest of the worldIndia1'380'004'385

141

4The national flag of Rest of the worldMongolia3'278'292

128

5The national flag of Rest of the worldAfghanistan38'928'341

128

6The national flag of Rest of the worldOman5'106'622

123

7The national flag of Rest of the worldQatar2'881'060

123

8The national flag of Rest of the worldKyrgyzstan6'524'191

121

9The national flag of Rest of the worldIndonesia273'523'621

114

10The national flag of Rest of the worldBosnia Herzegovina3'280'815

113

95The national flag of Rest of the worldAustralia25'499'881

31

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