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Jury service

Jury service is when you are instructed to attend court so the court can select people to sit on juries for upcoming court cases.

Getting excused from doing jury service

You may be excused from doing jury service depending on the nature of your work.

Certain categories of health service employees can be excused from jury service.

These include:

  • doctors
  • nurses
  • midwives
  • dentists
  • pharmacists

Attending jury service

We will support you to attend jury service whenever possible. We may not be able to allow you to attend if your absence will impact crucial services. If this is the case, your manager will give you a certificate explaining this.

Pay while on jury service

You will get full pay and annual leave entitlement while you are on jury service. Your pay includes all allowances or premium payments which may apply.

Apply for jury service leave

Complete the Jury Service Leave form (PDF, 59KB, 2 Pages) and return it to your line manager.

National HR Employee Helpdesk

Phone: 1800 444 925


The helpdesk is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 12 noon