Air quality in Australia

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

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time Australia
Most polluted city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 Spencer Gulf, South Australia

56

2 Canberra, ACT

46

3 Millthorpe, New South Wales

29

4 Orange, New South Wales

28

5 Perth, Western Australia

28

6 Bathurst, New South Wales

25

7 Sydney, New South Wales

20

8 Merriwa, New South Wales

19

9 Newcastle, New South Wales

19

10 Singleton, New South Wales

18

(local time)

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time Australia
Cleanest city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 Broken Hill, New South Wales

2

2 Adelaide, South Australia

9

3 Melbourne, Victoria

9

4 Brisbane, Queensland

10

5 Gold Coast, Queensland

11

6 Geelong, Victoria

12

7 Gladstone, Queensland

12

8 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

12

9 Armidale, New South Wales

13

10 Central Coast, New South Wales

14

(local time)

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How polluted is Australia?

The national flag of International

2023 Air quality average

Human face indicating AQI level

Good

2023 average US AQI

19

PM2.5 concentration in Australia air currently meets the WHO annual air quality guideline value

2023  Australia cleanest city Underwood , Tasmania

7

2023  Australia most polluted city Rocklea , Queensland

43

2023 aqi country ranking

How does Australia rank globally in air pollution?

128/134

Which country had the worst air quality in 2023?

#COUNTRYPopulationAVG. US
1The national flag of InternationalBangladesh169,356,251

164

2The national flag of InternationalPakistan231,402,117

160

3The national flag of InternationalIndia1,407,563,842

147

4The national flag of InternationalTajikistan9,750,064

134

5The national flag of InternationalBurkina Faso22,100,683

128

6The national flag of InternationalIraq43,533,592

121

7The national flag of InternationalUnited Arab Emirates9,365,145

119

8The national flag of InternationalNepal30,034,989

118

9The national flag of InternationalEgypt109,262,178

118

10The national flag of InternationalDemocratic Republic of the Congo95,894,118

114

128The national flag of InternationalAustralia25,688,079

19

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