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The Peak Body for Forensic Science in Australia and New Zealand

The National Institute of Forensic Science is a directorate within the Australian and New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA NIFS). We were founded in 1992 and are an internationally respected agency, with no counterpart in any other country. We are the contact point for requests requiring forensic representation from Australia and New Zealand. We are governed by the Australia New Zealand Forensic Executive Committee (ANZFEC) and our member agencies are the government forensic service providers in Australia and New Zealand.


Our Strategic Intent is to:

Promote and Facilitate Excellence in Forensic Science

Our work programs are designed to address priority needs and issues in forensic science. We engage with the forensic science community on issues that are cross-jurisdictional and cross-discipline in character.


  • Promote, sponsor and support research in forensic science in areas of identified strategic importance.  
  • Advise and assist with the development and co-ordination of forensic science services.  
  • Gather and exchange forensic information.  
  • Support, co-ordinate and conduct training programs in forensic science for practitioners.  
  • Conduct relevant quality assurance programs.


For more information on ANZPAA NIFS, please refer to our Business and Strategic Plans below:

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