Welcome to The Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society

This is the central website of the Society and the gateway to pages devoted to each of the nine branches and information relevant to the Society as a whole.

2020 Allan Hodda Memorial Award: applications now open

Applications are now open for the Allan Hodda Memorial Award, which is offered each year to allow a Professional, General, Life or Student member of the ANZFSS (with current membership of at least two financial years) to travel to any destination to further their own study, attend a notable forensic meeting or visit a laboratory of their choice.

Further information about the award, including the criteria, conditions and application form, is available here. Completed applications must emailed to the ANZFSS Secretary, Dr Carolyne Bird at executive@anzfss.org to arrive by 5.00 pm (ACDT) on Friday 23 October 2020.

ANZFSS/IAFS Symposium 2020 – postponed to May 2021

Following the extraordinary circumstances related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and after thorough evaluation of the emergency situation globally, it’s with great regret that the meeting Organising Committee have made the decision to postpone IAFS 2020.

The Meeting will be held at the same venue, the International Convention Centre Sydney, from Monday 17 May through to Friday 21 May 2021 (with pre-Meeting workshops to be held from Saturday 15 May). The engaging program on which the Discipline Convenors have been working extremely hard will be carried over to the new dates, along with the fantastic line-up of international and national speakers, as well as immersive social opportunities.

This will be a joint meeting with the triennial International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS). The joint meeting in 2021 will have a very familiar feel to the scientific sessions but with extended discipline streams to include the medical aspects that are integral to an IAFS conference. Further information is available here.