The Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society works to encourage the advancement of forensic science.

Membership of the Society is open to all persons who have a professional or active interest in forensic science, including students.

New members are welcome.

Membership can be applied for centrally, and renewed, HERE. Note that individuals are able to be a member of only ONE branch, however, membership will enable you to attend member meetings held by any branch, at the local member rate.

It is no longer possible to apply to join the Society or renew your membership through your local Branch.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Involvement in a learned and an impartial society governed by a Code of Professional Practice
  • Participation in the world advancement of forensic science
  • Access to a variety of branch and Society-wide awards
  • Information sharing and fellowship, including access to recordings of some branch meetings (accessed via the membership portal)

Membership of the ANZFSS, subject to eligibility, can currently be sought in one of the following four categories:

Professional Member

(a) A General Member who:

(i) has been a General Member for a continuous period of at least three years or has made an equivalent professional contribution to a forensic-related field; and

(ii) is recognised as a professional in a forensic-related field; and

(iii) has a qualification from an accredited tertiary institution or has equivalent relevant forensic experience and formal training; and

(iv) has successfully applied for professional membership on the relevant application form.

Click here to find out more about Professional Membership.

General Member

(a)  has current or previous employment in a forensic discipline or employment related to forensic science; and

(b)  has a qualification from an accredited tertiary institution or relevant forensic experience.

Student Member

(a) is currently enrolled full-time at an accredited tertiary institution; and

(b) has an active interest in forensic science.

Associate Member

(a) is not eligible for General or Student membership; but

(b) demonstrates an active interest in forensic science.

Life Members

are elected, and are a General or Professional Member who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to a Branch or the Society.

The cost of membership for 2019-20 is:

Australian Branches and International Branch (amounts inclusive of GST)

Professional: $140 AUD (first year) / $120 AUD (renewals)

General: $55.00 AUD

Student: $35.00 AUD

Associate: $45.00 AUD


New Zealand (no GST is included in NZ payments)

Professional: $150 NZD (first year) / $125 NZD (renewals)

General: $50.00 AUD

Student: $30.00 AUD

Associate: $40.00 AUD