Excusal from jury service

If you wish to apply for exemption or excusal from jury service, please read the Guide to Eligibility and Excusal.

If you fall within one of the categories noted in the guide or excusal section of the leaflet, please email the court using the email address on your citation. Email addresses can also be found on the court page using the Court Locations finder in the panel on the right of this page.

What to provide for your excusal application

Please provide a supporting document as to why you are seeking excusal, some examples are: a doctor’s letter, holiday booking confirmation or a letter from your work.

Please also include your full name, personal ID and the date you are cited to attend court, all of this information is found on the front page of your jury citation.

Photographs from your phone or scanned documents will be accepted as evidence for excusal through our email.

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