Policy last updated

15 June 2020


  • Schools

February 2020


Policy and Guidelines

Policy and Guidelines

Leave with pay shall be granted to an employee required under the Juries Act 2000 (Vic)External Link (the Act) 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 Act 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. Visit Court Services Victoria jury serviceExternal Link web page for contact information.



Procedures and forms

The following applies in relation to applying for leave:

  • applications for leave should be submitted through Employee Self Service (ESS) on eduPay.
  • an application will need to be made in writing where an employee is unable to access or use ESS or wishes to amend or delete leave submitted through ESS and approved on eduPay

Further information

Victorian Public Sector Commission for Victorian Public Service (VPS) employees:

Reviewed 14 May 2020