​Air quality monitoring at Station Pier

Ports Victoria will conduct an air quality monitoring program at Station Pier, starting in December 2023. The monitoring will continue for at least 12 months.

The results will give a better understanding of the ambient air quality around Station Pier. They will be shared with EPA Victoria and the community.

Results will be publicly available from this page, starting after we have one month's data. The results will be updated frequently.

Nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxides and particulate emissions are being monitored during cruise ship seasons, the time between cruise seasons as well as during seasonal weather variations.

Previous monitoring program

In 2016 and 2017, an air monitoring program showed the air quality complied with the standards of that time. The results were publicly available on the EPA’s website.

Changes since 2017

Since 2017, two significant events have occurred that may have affected air quality:

  • In 2020, low sulphur marine fuels were introduced.
  • In 2022, the Spirit of Tasmania ferry service moved from Station Pier to Geelong, resulting in significantly fewer ship visits to the pier.

For more information:

Air quality monitoring