Digital forensics

The Australian Federal Police's (AFP) Digital Forensics specialises in obtaining, analysing and presenting on data recovered from computers, electronic devices and other digital sources.

The AFP has digital forensic laboratories in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra, and provides services primarily to ACT community policing and AFP national operations, as well as other government and law enforcement agencies.


Common services provided by Digital Forensics include:

  • on-site assistance for the identification, examination and preservation of electronic data during search warrant execution
  • laboratory examination of electronic devices and data
  • sophisticated electronic data recovery
  • court attendance to give factual and expert evidence.

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Digital Forensics is part of the Forensics.

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