Deakin AIRwatch is a pollen counting and forecasting facility. It was established in 2012 to assist students and staff of Deakin University and the general public in their allergen avoidance programs. Pollen and fungal spore data generated is also used for our ongoing research and collaborations with the Victorian Government’s Department of Health and the Bureau of Meteorology.

Current Forecast

Please note: Grass pollen counting and forecasting season is from 1 October to 31 December every year. Outside these times and in cases where the pollen count is temporarily unavailable, “currently not available” may be displayed.

Melbourne Burwood Campus view Burwood location

Pollen count 11/12/2023 – 53


Pollen forecast
(next 24 hours)


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus view Geelong location

Pollen count 11/12/2023 – 4


Pollen forecast
(next 24 hours)


Ranking Grass pollen grains
per m3 air
Low 0 – 19
Moderate 20 – 49
High 50 – 99
Extreme 100+


Melbourne Pollen provides other pollen count and forecast sites in Melbourne and around Victoria.

Important: On days of High/Extreme pollen count forecasts, it is highly advisable that all those who are allergic to pollen take necessary steps to minimize pollen exposure and carry appropriate medication for hay fever and potential thunderstorm-associated asthma. For further information on risk of epidemic thunderstorm asthma, please visit the Victorian Government’s health services hub.

Thunderstorm Asthma Forecast

For the latest up-to-date epidemic thunderstorm asthma forecast and information provided by the Victorian Department of Health and the Bureau of Meteorology, please visit the VicEmergency website.

You are also able to view the latest warnings and information by downloading the VicEmergency mobile app available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.


For further information, please contact
Associate Professor Cenk Suphioglu
Phone: +61 3 522 72886

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