Jury Service

Leave with pay shall be granted to an employee required under the Juries Act 2000 to appear and serve as a juror in any court for the period that their attendance is required.

Any fees received for jury service may be retained by the employee.

A casual employee is entitled to be reimbursed an amount equal to the difference between the amount of remuneration paid under the Juries Act 2000, and the amount they could reasonably expect to receive as earnings for that period had the jury service not been performed.

Proof of attendance must be submitted following the completion of service.

Note:  From time to time teachers may be called upon to complete jury service.  If more than one teacher from a school is called for jury duty at the same time, the Juries Commissioner may be prepared to defer attendance (with the individual's consent) so that only one teacher is out of the school at a time.  The principal may wish to contact the Juries Commissioner's office in these circumstances.  Contact information is available at https://www.courts.vic.gov.au/jury-service

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For Victorian Public Service (VPS) employees

Procedures & Forms

The following applies in relation to applying for leave:

  • Applications for leave should be submitted through Employee Self Service (ESS).  Select the following link for more information ESS eduPay
  • An application will need to be made in writing where an employee is unable to access or use ESS or wishes to amend/delete leave submitted through ESS and approved on eduPay

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