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 branch and information relevant to the Society as a whole.

This site is currently under development with the launch of a new site shortly.

IAFS – Virtual Event ‘Forensic Science Principles – Paving the way for IAFS 2023’

The IAFS Scientific Committee invites our global colleagues to join us at our virtual event ‘Forensic Science Principles – Paving the way for IAFS 2023’. This immersive online event will acknowledge the support from our forensic community for IAFS 2020 and cover current and future challenges in forensic science under the IAFS 2023 theme of ‘where to from here?’. Attendees will gain early access to the Sydney Declaration, which provides a fundamental definition and outlines the principles of forensic science. Please visit the website to register.

ANZFSS Symposium 11-15th September 2022 – Brisbane 

The 25th Symposium of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society will be held in 2022, 11-15 September 2022, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane. Please visit the website to register your interest and for updates.

ANZFSS/IAFS Symposium – Postponed to November 2023 – Sydney

The 26th Symposium of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society will be held in conjunction with the 23rd Triennial Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences, 20 – 24 November 2023, at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. Please visit the website regularly for updates.

2020 Annual General Meeting

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the ANZFSS, was held via Zoom on Thursday 26th November 2020. Minutes and associated documents can be found here.

2020 Allan Hodda Memorial Award Recipient

The Executive is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2020 Allan Hodda Memorial Award; Matthew Bolton is a firearms examiner based in NSW. Depending on international travel restrictions, Matthew will be traveling to the United States or New Zealand to study the lessons learned from various aspects of mass shooting incidents. If international travel is not possible, Matthew will be undertaking the study as a desktop exercise.