Corporate members

Australian College of Legal Medicine

PO Box 598
Northbridge NSW 1560

T:  02 9402 9565

Established in November 1995, the College of Legal Medicine provides a network for doctors and dentists who have completed dual qualifications in law, and medicine or dentistry, or whose areas of practice are impacted on by the law, and who have consequently elected to undertake internal College or external training to gain at least a basic understanding of the law as it applies to their practices for the benefit of their patients.

The aim is to provide the medical profession and the community with a better understanding of the legal implications involved in the practice of medicine, as well as to provide unique medical and legal insight into many medical issues not available to non-dually qualified doctors or lawyers.

The term Legal Medicine represents four broad areas of medical practice; encapsulating the fields of Civil legal medicine, Criminal or Forensic legal medicine, Medical Ethics, and medical practice areas affected by statute law, such as the Health Insurance Act, Trade Practices Act, etc.

Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Durham Hall
207 Albion St
Surry Hills NSW 2010

T:  02 8356 5858

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) is responsible for the training and professional development of pathologists and for the promotion of the science and practice of Pathology.

The RCPA provides training in forensic pathology and more details about this career pathway may be found on The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.

Forensic Services Group, NSW Police Force

Locked Bag 5102
Parramatta NSW 2124

T:  02 8835 8947
F:  02 8835 8944
E:  contact web form
W: NSW Police Force Forensic Services Group

The location, collection and recording of physical evidence are specialist skills. Forensic evidence can be collected at a crime scene, found in related locations, or be present on suspects, witnesses and victims. If it is not processed correctly, there is a risk of contamination, misinterpretation and even loss of evidence. Any subsequent investigation, or prosecution may be jeopardised by these actions, or inactions. It is therefore, vitally important to get the science right, from the beginning.

With effective from March 2012, mitochondrial DNA testing for forensic analyses is available through the NSW Police Forensic Services Group's Pemulwuy Laboratory.

Contact Person:
Dr Jodie Ward

Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF)

Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis (ACMM)
Madsen Building F09
University of Sydney NW 2006

T:  02 9114 0566
F:  02 9351 7682


The AMMRF is an Australia-wide collaborative facility between many academic institutions, headquartered at the University of Sydney and providing access to microscopy and microanalysis instrumentation. All Australian researchers have access to all of these centres either as users or as collaborators with our research staff. We are involved in teaching, research and service delivery to both academics and industry clients covering the broad spectrum of disciplines from biological and medical to environmental, engineering, archaeological and materials sciences. Many of the staff are experienced in forensic testing and consulting.

Justice Health

PO Box 150
Matraville NSW 2036

T:  02 9700 3000
F:  02 9700 3493

Justice Health is a Statutory Health Corporation established under the Health Services Act (NSW) 1997 and is funded by NSW Health. Justice Health provides health care in a complex environment to people in the adult correctional system, to those in courts and police cells, to juvenile detainees and to those within the NSW forensic mental health system and in the community. Our commitment to providing the best possible health care to our clients remains our key focus.

State Crime Command, Expert Referral Team, NSW Police Force

Detective Senior Constable
Expert Referral Team, State Crime Command
NSW Police Force

Mailing Address:
Locked Bag 5102
Parramatta NSW 2124

T: 02 8835 7977


The aim of the Expert Referral/Research team is to add value to Police investigations by facilitating the availability of forensic, scientific, investigative, legal and technical expertise for the investigators in the field. To do this, the team manages an Expert Database by liaising with experts and networking with key individuals and organisations to provide Police with the current leaders in expert fields.

Forensic & Medical Sexual Assault Clinicians Australia (FAMSAC)

Contact Person:
Mandy Ashton

Mailing Address:
Forensic Medical Unit
Level 2 Admin Building
Blacktown Hospital

T: 02 98817752
F: 02 98817424

FAMSAC (Australia) aims:

Be the recognised body for those providing medical and nursing sexual assault care (including forensic management), in Australia. This includes and advisory, educational and professional development role.

Provide standards for Australian doctors providing sexual assault care, particularly in forensic management.

Be involved at a political level in the development of sexual assault strategies and policies. To highlight sexual assault as an important health issue at this level.

Promote the adequate provision of sexual assault care in all areas of Australia, particularly to disadvantaged groups and rural/regional communities through training and support of regional providers.

Promote co-ordinate and support Australian research in the field of sexual assault.

Provide educational and professional support for medical and nursing health care workers in the field of sexual assault.

Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)

Contact Person:
Dr Glen Porter
AAFS Secretary-General

Mailing Address:
AAFS Secretariat
Durham Hall
207 Albion Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

T: 02 8356 5868 (Secretariat)
T: 02 4570 1739 (Dr Glen Porter, AAFS Secretary-General)
F: 02 4570 1621 (Dr Glen Porter, AAFS Secretary-General)

The Academy’s formal aims and objectives include the following:

To encourage the study, improve the practice and advance the knowledge of forensic sciences, and to establish and maintain a research body for this purpose;

To hold meetings and to publish such materials as is calculated to further the objects of the Academy; and

Generally to do all such things as may be calculated to widen, improve and develop the education and knowledge both of these actively concerned in the pursuits of the forensic sciences and of the public.