Smoke haze and hot conditions across Canberra

Smoke haze is continuing to impact the ACT.

Canberrans should continue to avoid prolonged or heavy physical activity outside when there is smoke around.

People who are sensitive to smoke, especially those with pre-existing heart and lung conditions, should take extra care and avoid all physical activity outside at these times.

Anyone with concerns about their health should seek medical advice from their doctor. And anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness or difficulty breathing should seek urgent medical attention and in the event of a medical emergency call triple-zero (000).

To monitor the levels of smoke in the air (PM2.5), and for the most up-to-date health advice relating to smoky conditions, see our Health advice for smoky air page.

For further information on minimising the health impacts of outdoor smoke, refer to our factsheet

Staying healthy in the heat

As the weather is warming up, it is important for everyone to be aware and prepare for the hot temperatures.

It is vital for people to stay hydrated and to keep cool during these conditions.

As people who are sensitive to smoke and air pollution can also be more vulnerable to heat-related illness, during the hot weather check on others to see if they are okay.

For further tips on how to beat the heat see our summer safety page.

For further information on weather conditions, visit

Page last updated on: 2 Dec 2020