Smoke and air quality information

The Bureau of Meteorology works closely with state and territory fire agencies to support their operations and keep Australians safe.  

State and territory health and environment agencies are responsible for monitoring bushfire smoke and warning the community when the air quality exceeds safe levels. 

The Bureau will include information about smoke haze on forecasts when this is expected to be significant – this should prompt you to check for more information from your local authority.  

Please see links below for further information on bushfire smoke alerts and health information for each state and territory in Australia. 

Australia wide

Air Pollution in Australia: Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map

Air Quality Australia

AirRater phone app

New South Wales

NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment: Current and forecast air quality

NSW Health: Bushfire Smoke Health Information


Queensland Government: Live air quality data

Bushfire Smoke and Your Health


EPA Victoria: AirWatch

EPA Victoria: Smoke and Your Health

South Australia

SA EPA: Air Monitoring

Western Australia

Emergency WA 

WA Department of Health: Smoke Hazard from Bushfires



Department of Health: Bushfire Smoke and Your Health

Australian Capital Territory

ACT Health: Public Health Alerts

ACT Health: Outdoor Smoke: Health Impacts

Northern Territory

Department of Environment & Natural Resources: Bushfire Alerts and Warnings

NT EPA: Air Quality Index Values

NT EPA: Air quality