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.

Allan Hodda Memorial Award 2018 Winner

ANZFSS is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Allan Hodda Memorial Award, Linda Jones (Unit Leader – Document Examination, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department) who will travel to the USA in 2019 to attend the annual meeting of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, and Portugal to attend the biennial meeting of the European Network of Forensic Handwriting Experts, as well as visiting laboratories around North America and Europe to share and discuss issues around human factors, evidence evaluation and reporting, and best practice in forensic document examination.

We look forward to hearing about Linda’s experience in Sydney at the ANZFSS/IAFS 2020 Symposium.

Further information about the Award, and a list of past winners can be found here.


ANZFSS 2018 Symposium – Award Winners

Symposium Discipline Awards are made in recognition of the best oral presentation and poster in each of the Symposium discipline streams. 2018 winners are listed here.

The 2018 Ian Riebeling Memorial Medal was presented to Mickayla Dustin (ESR, New Zealand) for her presentation in the Chemical Criminalistics stream at the Perth Symposium ‘Further persistence studies of PDMS condom lubricants’. Further details about this Award can be found here.

Congratulations to all and thank you for your contribution to the success of the conference, and to expanding the knowledge base of the forensic sciences.


ANZFSS/IAFS Symposium 2020

Following the successful Perth Symposium, the next biennial ANZFSS Symposium will be held in Sydney in 2020. This will be a joint meeting with the triennial International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS). The joint meeting in 2020 (21 – 25 September) 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.