Patterns of Air Quality around Australia


Air pollution is an important contributor to the burden of disease in Australia, linked to lung disease, heart disease and stroke. Inspired by the health star rating system for food, which enables consumers to compare the relative healthiness of similar food products, we developed a five-star rating system that recognises the attributes of air quality that promote better health. The aims of the project are: to enable people across Australia see how air quality varies; and to stimulate thought and discussion about opportunities for air quality and health improvement in Australia. A summary report can be accessed here


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Tham R, Johnston FH, Porta Cubas A, Tripovich J, Dharmage SC, Campbell SL, and Zosky G for the Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research (CAR) (2022) Patterns of Air Quality around Australia – Full Technical Report. Available at



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