Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Victoria's courts have suspended all new jury trials while the stay-at-home directions for metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are in effect. These directions are due to conclude at 11:59pm Sunday 13 September.

The recommencement of jury trials after this date will be assessed in line with the situation and health advice at the time, and will only proceed once it is deemed safe to do so.

 

Notice of Selection and Eligibility Form

If you have recently received a Notice of Selection for jury service, you must still complete the Eligibility Form. It is easier and quicker to do so via the online Juror Portal (External link).

If you have recently completed your Eligibility Form, there is nothing further you need to do until we contact you. If you have any queries or concerns, please email our office at info@juries.vic.gov.au (External link).

 

Excusals

As no new jury trials will commence until it has been deemed safe to do so, the current COVID-19 situation, and any work or personal disruptions caused by it, is not a valid reason to be excused from jury service. All such requests will be declined.

By default, all jury service has been suspended until further notice.

 

Summons

If you were previously summonsed for August, or if you've recently completed your Eligibility Form, you are currently in our system awaiting summons. However, you will only be summonsed once it has been deemed safe to do so.

If you have any queries or concerns, please email our office at info@juries.vic.gov.au (External link).