Attending Victoria's Clean Air Summit

The Victorian Government will be holding a Clean Air Summit in August 2018, followed by a series of workshops, to build on Clean Air for All Victorians and support further identification and action to address our air quality challenges.

Details on dates, venue and how to register will be available on this page, so stay tuned!

If you would like to be kept up to date about the development of Victoria’s Air Quality Strategy, including the Summit and workshops, please email your contact details to air.quality@delwp.vic.gov.au.


Overview of Air Quality Statement

Clean air is vital for Victorians' health.

Our air quality has improved significantly over recent decades and remains good by international standards.

However, there are challenges ahead - a growing population and economy and a warming and drying climate means we need to start planning for our future now.

In May 2018, the Victorian Government released Clean Air for All Victorians – Victoria’s Clean Air Statement to kick off engagement with all Victorians about what our priorities for future air quality management should be. It includes some ideas on what could be done to protect air quality over the coming decades, like:

  • Improving our understanding of where and when air pollution occurs
  • Reducing the occurrence of air pollution
  • Empowering communities to tackle local air pollution issues
  • Tackling emerging air quality challenges

Submissions on Clean Air for All Victorians – Victoria’s Clean Air Statement closed on June 30 2018.


We still want to hear from you

The Victorian Government still wants to hear from you about Victoria’s air quality future.

You can continue to forward your comments about Victoria’s air quality future to air.quality@delwp.vic.gov.au.

You can use the following questions as a guide:

  • What do you think are the best value actions listed in the statement that are likely to help improve future air quality?
  • Do you have other suggestions on how to secure a clean air future?
  • How would you build on or vary these actions?
  • Do you have any suggestions for further actions?
  • Are there any air quality actions you believe should be avoided? Why?
  • Are there particular areas of air quality (either pollution sources or geographic regions) you think the government should target for improvement? Why?
  • Are you able to provide any data or information that will help government assess the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of air quality management actions?

Read the statement

Clean Air for All Victorians starts a community-focused discussion about what our priorities should be to secure Victoria’s clean air future.

  • On pages 10 and 11 of the statement you will find initial ideas about what could be done to improve Victoria’s air quality over the coming decades.
  • Some questions are provided on page 12 to help you respond to these ideas and to encourage you to provide us any other suggestions you might have.