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 Katherine, Northern Territory

90

2 Mandurah, Western Australia

74

3 Portland, New South Wales

66

4 Bathurst, New South Wales

63

5 Bunbury, Western Australia

58

6 Perth, Western Australia

55

7 Carlton, Victoria

47

8 Quinns Rocks, Western Australia

40

9 Traralgon, Victoria

40

10 Central Coast, New South Wales

35

(local time)

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time Australia
Cleanest city ranking

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#cityUS AQI
1 Blacktown, New South Wales

0

2 Gold Coast, Queensland

0

3 Lismore, New South Wales

0

4 Mount Isa, Queensland

0

5 Kingston, Tasmania

1

6 Maitland, New South Wales

1

7 Springfield Lakes, Queensland

1

8 Umina, New South Wales

1

9 Armidale, New South Wales

2

10 Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

2

(local time)

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OVERVIEW

How polluted is Australia?

The national flag of USA

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 USABangladesh164'689'383

162

2The national flag of USAPakistan220'892'331

153

3The national flag of USAIndia1'380'004'385

141

4The national flag of USAMongolia3'278'292

128

5The national flag of USAAfghanistan38'928'341

128

6The national flag of USAOman5'106'622

123

7The national flag of USAQatar2'881'060

123

8The national flag of USAKyrgyzstan6'524'191

121

9The national flag of USAIndonesia273'523'621

114

10The national flag of USABosnia Herzegovina3'280'815

113

95The national flag of USAAustralia25'499'881

31

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