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

11 May 2022 - 11 May 2022

Facial recognition technology in criminal justice: Law, ethics, principles – Virtual Event

Dear ANZFSS member, Please join us for the next virtual event by the Wellington branch of the Australia New Zealand Forensic Science Society, which will be hosted on Zoom. Date and time: Wednesday,...

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11 May 2022 - 11 May 2022

WA Branch Webinar – Morten Allentoft: A Brief Prehistory of Europe Written in Ancient DNA

The WA Branch invites you to join us for our next virtual webinar, to be held via Zoom on Wednesday 11th May 2022, commencing at 6:30 pm AWST. Please check your timezone if you will be joining us f...

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11 September 2022 - 15 September 2022

ANZFSS Symposium

The 25th International Symposium of the ANZFSS will be held at the Hilton Brisbane Hotel between the 11th and 15th September 2022. The theme for the Brisbane symposium is “Forensics: Designing...

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Latest News

March 5, 2022 | General

Bryan Found Symposium Award – OPEN

The Bryan Found Symposium Award is NOW OPEN. Dr Bryan Found was a true champion of forensic science, incredibly passionate for improvement and development.  In memory of Bryan, the Found family ha...

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February 21, 2022 | General

Executive News

The ANZFSS Symposium Awards have now closed. Thank you to everyone who has applied. Melissa Airlie Secretary – ANZFSS Executive

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February 21, 2022 | General

Inaugural Forensic Science Forum

Conceptualised after the cancellation of the IAFS/ANZFSS Symposium initially planned for 2020, the WA Branch hosted its Inaugural Forensic Science Forum on 1 October 2021. The program featured gues...

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Awards

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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