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.

Recipients of 2020 ANZFSS Executive Symposium Awards announced

Visit the ANZFSS Symposium Award page to see the list of recipients of Executive Awards for attendance at the IAFS/ANZFSS 2020 meeting. Branch Awards are under consideration by local Branches now.


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.