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

20 November 2023 - 24 November 2023


For all IAFS details and updates, check out our official event webpage at: https://iafs2023.com.au/

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Latest News

26/05/2023 | General

Qld Branch Symposium Scholarship applications are now open

The Queensland branch is thrilled to announce that scholarship applications to attend IAFS/ANZFSS Symposium 2023 are now open. This year, we are excited to be able to offer: 5 x Full registrations ...

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18/05/2023 | General

WA Branch Student Group Spotlights Forensic Research

On Monday 15th May, the WA Branch Student Representatives hosted their first event on ‘Research in Forensic Science’. Over 60 people gathered at the State Library to hear about the fascinating ...

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03/05/2023 | General

ANZFSS Tas News – May 2023

This year we are looking forward to the IAST/ANZFSS symposium in Sydney from 20-24 th November. For those who submitted abstracts, the outcomes should soon be published, so stay tuned! Please also ...

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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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