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 the field of forensic science. In 1988, the AFS recognised New Zealand members and changed its name to ANZFSS.

Our main objective is to enhance the quality of forensic science through our global symposiums, as well as organizing branch-specific events and meetings focused on advancing expertise in the field of forensic science. ANZFSS accepts membership from all persons with bona fide interests in forensic science and has a Code of Professional Practice for its members.

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Latest Events

24 April 2024 - 24 April 2024

New Psychoactive Substances in Wastewater, Dr Richard Bade

Dr Richard Bade is an Australian Research Council DECRA Senior Research Fellow at the Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS) at The University of Queensland. He obtained his ...

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Latest News

14/09/2023 | General

Adelaide Medal – Prof. James Robertson

IAFS are delighted to announce the 2023 Adelaide Medal recipient: Prof. James Robertson, University of Canberra and formerly with the Australian Federal Police. The Adelaide Medal recognises scient...

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09/09/2023 | General

NSW Branch News

Familial DNA and Y-STR Searching – Solving the Beast of Bondi – 3 rd May 2023 On 3 rd May 2023, the NSW branch had three fantastic speakers who gave us even more ammunition as to why DNA is kno...

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07/09/2023 | General

ACT Branch News

ACT Branch celebrated Science Week 2023 with a bang! Multiple rounds of bangs in fact. We had Australian Federal Police (AFP) certified Forensic Firearm Examiner and Ballistics expert Joel Waszczuk...

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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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