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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
Membership of the ANZFSS, subject to eligibility, can currently be sought in one of the following three categories:
(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.
(a) is currently enrolled full-time at an accredited tertiary institution; and
(b) has an active interest in forensic science.
(a) is not eligible for General or Student membership; but
(b) demonstrates an active interest in forensic science.
The cost of membership for 2018-19 is:
Australian Branches (amounts inclusive of GST)
General: $55.00 AUD
Student: $35.00 AUD
Associate: $45.00 AUD
New Zealand (no GST is included in NZ payments)
General: $50.00 AUD
Student: $30.00 AUD
Associate: $40.00 AUD
Registered Forensic Practitioner Scheme
Please note that this previous initiative of the ANZFSS has been discontinued. Consequently this previous qualification no longer holds any legitimacy and should not be used by practitioners who were previously members of this scheme.