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.

Y-talks

ANZFSS members may be interested in a series of 5 talks on the forensic evaluation of Y-profile (and mtDNA) evidence recorded in August 2020 by David Balding (University of Melbourne, Australia) and Mikkel M. Andersen (Aalborg University, Denmark), located at https://mikl.dk/ytalks/. A link can also be found on our External Links page.

2020 Allan Hodda Memorial Award: applications now open

Applications are now open for the Allan Hodda Memorial Award, which is offered each year to allow a Professional, General, Life or Student member of the ANZFSS (with current membership of at least two financial years) to travel to any destination to further their own study, attend a notable forensic meeting or visit a laboratory of their choice.

Further information about the award, including the criteria, conditions and application form, is available here. Completed applications must emailed to the ANZFSS Secretary, Dr Carolyne Bird at executive@anzfss.org to arrive by 5.00 pm (ACDT) on Friday 23 October 2020.

ANZFSS/IAFS Symposium 2020 – postponed to November 2023

Following the extraordinary circumstances related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and after thorough evaluation of the emergency situation globally, the 22nd Triennial Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Science in conjunction with the 25th Symposium of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society originally due to be held in September 2020 was postponed to May 2021.

On 26 August 2020 the IAFS 2020 Organising Committee announced that, owing to further uncertainties about when social and economic life will return to normal in Australia and worldwide, the IAFS meeting won’t be held in May 2021. However, the 23rd Triennial Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences in conjunction with the 26th Symposium of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society will be held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia from 20 – 24 November 2023.

Further information is available here.