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Our team at Fire Forensics are leading experts in fire and explosion investigation in Australia and abroad, and have offered our clients thorough and impartial fire investigation services for over 40 years.


Our qualified and experienced specialists solve the puzzle of fire; how it started, how it progressed, and how future fires can be prevented, based on science and accurately gathering and investigating evidence. Our professional and prompt system of investigation and reporting sets us apart in the industry, and we take pride in our exemplary standards of client services and scientific techniques. Working thoroughly, lawfully and professionally, we are committed to uncovering the facts and establishing the truth for our clients with the highest levels of personal and corporate integrity.


Our philosophy is that no job is too big or small for us to handle, and our comprehensive reporting is easy to understand for the ease of our wide range of clients, from insurance companies, law firms and government organisations, to individuals and non-profits. Our services are globally renowned, and we have investigated incidents and given expert evidence in numerous locations throughout Australasia, South East Asia and Africa.


Our teams’ expertise is also sought by universities to train the next generation of fire investigators, and we provide additional training and mentoring programs to public and private sector agencies.


We are committed to providing the highest quality services in our industry, supported by the latest scientific techniques and unmatched personal and corporate integrity.

Cutting Edge Technology

As well as the latest on-site tools, our softwares and case management system provide high security and accessibility to our clients for full transparency of the investigation process. 

Experienced & Friendly Team

Our experienced, qualified and dedicated specialists offer unmatched customer service, and will advise on the most appropriate and cost-effective way to investigate your case based on best practices and advanced investigation techniques.

Flexible & Comprehensive Reporting

We offer tailored reports to suit your specific requirements at every stage. Our reports are comprehensive yet easy to understand for clients at all levels.

World-class Experience

Our investigators have over 50 years of combined experience in public and private sectors. We have investigated arson and murder cases, major industrial fires, all kinds of explosions including terrorist incidents, and a vast range of structure and transport fires. We prioritise personal development and our investigators regularly undertake training and development programs.

We Operate Globally

We undertake investigations all over the world, operating routinely throughout Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, the Pacific and Africa. We are supported by the resources of Fire Investigation Global LLP in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

We Work With the Best

In conjunction with the network of Fire Investigation Global, we maintain close relationships with highly qualified and experienced specialists in related disciplines, including ignitable liquid and chemical analysis, electrical engineering, electronic records recovery, metallurgy and fire protection engineering.

James (Jim) Munday

Founder / Senior Investigator | MIFireE, FSSDip, IAAI-CFI, FCSFS

Belinda Jane (BJ) Jones

Managing Director / Senior Investigator | BA, BSc, MSc, Grad Dip FI, IAAI-CFI

Vithyaa (Vicky) Dayalan

Senior Investigator | BSc, MSc, Grad Dip FI, IAAI-FIT NAFI-CFEI

Ellie Johnston

Investigator | BSc, MSc Grad Cert FI, IAAI-FIT, NAFI-CFEI

Sonia Kwasnycia

Investigator | BComm, BSc(Hons), BSc(Adv), IAAI-FIT, IAAI-ECT

John Lording

Senior Investigator | GradCertFI, AdvDip FI

Aaron Markey

Investigator | BSc (Forensic S), GradCertFI, MIAAI

Fire Investigation Global

We are part of the Fire Investigation Global group of companies. In addition to our company, FI Global businesses operate from offices and laboratories in the UK, Europe, Middle East, South Africa and USA. 

Gardiner Associates Training and Research (GATR)

GATR is the pre-eminent fire investigation education and training provider to public and private sectors. We have been closely involved with this work since 1999. It also provides research facilities for fire and crime scene investigation and related disciplines. 

Forensic Metallurgy & Failure Analysis

We have access to specialist forensic metallurgy support including failure, wear and corrosion investigation, alloy composition analysis, and electrical conductor examination.

Chemical Analysis

We work with a number of reputable and accredited external laboratories providing our core analysis requirements, including GC-MS identification of suspected ignitable liquids and material identifications such as plastics and fibres. We maintain close contact with other forensic science providers we call on where required.

Electrical and Electronic

In addition to our in-house expertise, we work closely with carefully selected electrical and electronic engineering specialists who we sub-contract relevant parts of an investigation to when required.