Clean Air for All Victorians: Victoria’s Air Quality Statement reflects the importance the Victorian Government places on securing a clean air future for our state.

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.

Clean Air for All Victorians kicks 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

How can you get involved?

The Victorian Government wants to hear from you. Tell us what you think of the ideas in the statement and any other suggestions you have on how we can ensure great air quality into the future.

The government will consider the feedback provided and use it to inform a forthcoming summit and a detailed air quality strategy in 2019--a comprehensive approach to improving air quality into the future and enabling a clean air future for Victorians.

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.

Make a submission

Have your say and contribute to the air quality discussion by either uploading your submission and/or completing the questions below.

Please use the contact details supplied in the 'Contact Us' section on this webpage if you prefer to send your submission by email or prefer to post a hard copy.

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What next?

Clean Air Summit

The Victorian Government will continue the air quality conversation at a Victorian Clean Air Summit and subsequent workshops from August 2018. These will build on ideas provided in response to this statement and support further identification of actions to improve our air quality.

Further information

Further information on air quality challenges and opportunities will be provided on this site to help inform your feedback. However, please feel free to commence providing your thoughts immediately.

There will also be information on the details of the summit and workshops, and how you can express interest in attending.

If you register, you will receive email alerts as this information becomes available. See 'Join the conversation today!' which allows you to register.

Privacy Statement

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.

The personal information you provide will be used to administer the public consultation process only. Your contact details may be used by DELWP to update you on the results of the consultation process, and to discuss the details of your submission further.

For more information please read DELWP's Information Privacy Policy at www.delwp.vic.gov.au/privacy.

Use of your submission

Your submission will be collected by DELWP for the purpose of informing government policy about air quality management. DELWP may do the following with your submission:

  • Publish a copy of your submission on the DELWP website or other Victorian Government website.
  • Quote directly from your feedback in any DELWP response to feedback.
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