Air Quality Monitoring Services
The EPA conducts long-term ambient air quality monitoring around the state. Monitoring is one of the tools used to improve our understanding of air pollution patterns and trends and the long term impacts on South Australian communities. This information can be used in conjunction with inventories, modelling and community engagement programs to underpin future policy directions aimed at reducing long-term risks to human health, and the environment.
Occasionally we also undertake shorter-term monitoring to evaluate local air quality issues such as was done in Mount Gambier and the Adelaide Hills as part of the SmokeWatch Program and was done in Golden Grove. The mobile monitoring station at Golden Grove was established as part of a short-term project to evaluate local air quality issues.
Monitoring is generally done according to the requirements of the National Environment Protection (Ambient Air Quality) Measure. The EPA also monitors meteorology at most of our sites. Validated monitoring data can be downloaded from Data SA. If the data you are looking for is not currently available, please email us the details of your request including the sites, parameters, averaging periods and time periods.
Some industries undertake their own ambient air monitoring in metropolitan Adelaide as well as regional centres around South Australia, included as a condition of their licence or environmental monitoring under the Mining Act 1971.