Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research


An NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence

Many Australian homes use gas for cooking or heating and gas extraction has increased in recent decades. But what health impacts do these activities have? And what should governments be doing ensure people are safe? Find out in our latest policy statement


03 August 2022

Seed funding recipients announced

Five groups have been awarded one of our seed grants to investigate the relationship between air quality and health.


Find out more about these projects


30 March 2022

Bushfire smoke and your health

We've updated our factsheet on the health impacts of bushfire smoke to incorporate practical considerations to protect yourself from bushfire smoke during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Read factsheet


15 June 2022

CAR's lead investigator receives Order of Australia

CAR's  Guy Marks has been recognised for his distinguished service to respiratory medicine and research and tertiary education with the award of an AO in the Queens birthday honours.


Congratulations Guy!

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11 March 2022

Tackling air pollution now: Election priorities released

We've just released our full policy priorities for the next federal election. Read about the 6 actions the next government needs to undertake to improve air quality in Australia


Read report 

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02 May 2022

CAR Symposium 2022 - Register now 

The Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research (CAR) 2022 Symposium will focus on collaborations & partnerships for improved air quality.

We will hear from Prof Lidia Morawska on "What is the role for international agencies in pursuing safe air?"

More information 

We are a virtual centre that brings together more than 30 researchers from around Australia and internationally to pursue collaborative research projects and translate our research into practice. Our research aims to understand the health impacts of air pollution and new energy sources.


Our vision is for a healthier community through cleaner air and cleaner energy sources.  



08 July 2022

July webinar:
Minimising children's 
exposure to air pollution when travelling to school

Join us to hear from Dr Amanda Wheeler and Manning Young about a monitoring campaign testing air quality on travel routes for school children in Melbourne, Australia

Watch recording


01 April 2022

What should the next government do to improve air quality? 

In the lead up to the 2022 Federal Election, hear from our Chief Investigators Fay Johnston and Graeme Zosky as they outline our 6 policy priorities to improve air quality in Australia

More info

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18 February 2022

February webinar: Climate Change communication: best practice, tips and tricks

Hear from Dylan Quinnell from the Climate Media Centre as he explains    how to best and most effectively communicate about climate change and the health impacts with a general Australian audience and the media

More info


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