Who We Are

The AFS (Australian Forensic Society) was formed in 1971 to bring together scientists, police, criminalists, pathologists, and legal professionals actively involved in forensic science. In 1988 the AFS recognised New Zealand members and became the ANZFSS.

Our objectives are to enhance the quality of forensic science through our international symposium and the events and meetings by each branch about forensic science. The ANZFSS accepts membership from all persons with bona fide interests in forensic science, and has drawn up a Code of Professional Practice for its members.

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Latest Events

14 July 2022 - 14 July 2022

Forgotten Boys of Burma: Corruption and Child Abuse in Thailand

Presenter: DS Daniel Isherwood (NZP) Date: Thursday, July 14 Time: NZ (NZST): 6pm QLD / NSW / ACT / VIC / TAS (AEST): 4pm SA / NT (ACST): 3.30pm WA (AWST): 2pm Event type: Zoom + in-person in Chris...

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21 July 2022 - 21 July 2022

Qld Branch Presentation – Snr Sgt Ritchie Callaghan AFTER, case studies and The Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) process

Our next exciting presentation is from Snr Sgt Callaghan, with this  presentation initially planned for March 2020. Snr Sgt Callaghan has worked as a Scenes of Crime Officer for 25 years. Between ...

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30 June 2022 - 30 June 2022

Facing reality: Myths and facts in face recognition and comparison

In this “myths and facts” presentation, Vica and Diana attempt to diffuse a number of stubborn misconceptions about face recognition relating to accuracy, bias, privacy, and human and machine c...

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Latest News

July 5, 2022 | General

ACT Branch news; 2022 Symposium Award Winners Announced

The ACT Branch Committee are proud to announce the ACT recipients of National and Branch Symposium Awards to attend the 25th International Symposium in Brisbane in September 2022. https://www.anzf...

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July 4, 2022 | General

WA Branch 2022 Symposium Award Recipients

The Western Australian Branch are delighted to announce the WA recipients of ANZFSS Symposium Awards to attend the 25th International Symposium, to be held in Brisbane in September 2022. Both the N...

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June 24, 2022 | General

Qld Branch Symposium Awards

  The Qld Branch is thrilled to announce the recipients of an ANZFSS (Qld branch) Symposium Award to attend the 25th International Symposium to be held in Brisbane in September 2022. https://...

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The Ian Riebeling Memorial Medal

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The Bryan Found Memorial Symposium Award

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The Allan Hodda Memorial Award

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