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

17 July 2024 - 17 July 2024

Qld Branch Presentation

We are thrilled to announce our next presentation! We are fortunate to have 4 highly experienced chemists presenting topical discussions from the Illicit Drug and Toxicology Groups. New psychoactiv...

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Latest News

06/06/2024 | General

WA Branch News 2024

  It’s been a busy time for the WA branch! First, our face-to-face seminar program is back in full swing. In February we were delighted to host Angus Newton (ESR New Zealand) sharing key les...

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10/05/2024 | General

Qld Branch News 2024

What a year and we are looking forward to seeing you at upcoming presentation and networking events. Thank you again to all our speakers who generously donated their time to present. We are incredi...

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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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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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