National Institute of Forensic Science

Level 1, 283 Queen Street, Melbourne
Postal Address
PO Box 13075 Law Courts Post Office Vic 8010
(03) 9640 0707
(03) 9640 0709

An agreement to establish the National Institute of Forensic Science was ratified by the Australian Police Ministers' Council in 1991. Under clause 3 in the terms of the agreement, the functions of the institute are: to sponsor and support research in forensic science of common interest to the parties to the agreement; to advise on and assist with the development and coordination of forensic science services between the parties to the agreement; to gather and exchange forensic information, including through the establishment of a national forensic reference service; to support, coordinate and conduct training programs in forensic science; and to conduct relevant quality assurance programs.


  • Director

    Mr Alastair Ross

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