Courts Tasmania


Payment for jury service

Jurors who are employed are paid up to a maximum of $238.66 per day for jury service occurring from 1 July 2016, providing they supply evidence from their employer that they have lost salary whilst at court on jury duty.

Unemployed persons are paid $25.00 for each half day they attend court; $40.00 for each of the first three full days they attend and $50.00 for each full day they attend thereafter.

If the jury retires to consider its verdict, the court will provide your meals. If a juror has special dietary requirements they should discuss this with the Sheriff's Office staff so that suitable arrangements can be made.

Making a claim

If you would like to make a claim for expenses arising from jury service please complete the form that applies to the court where you completed your jury service. You will need your jury panel number and juror number which are on your juror summons. You will also need to know how many full days and half days you were required to attend court.

The form is a statutory declaration and your signature must be witnessed by a justice of the peace or commissioner for declarations.

Please return the form with all supporting documentation by fax, email or mail to the address shown on the forms.

Hobart - Juror's Claim Form (pdf, 114.7 KB)
Launceston - Juror's Claim Form (pdf, 82.0 KB)
Burnie - Juror's Claim Form (pdf, 80.9 KB)

Parking and mileage costs

There is no all-day parking located in the vicinity of the court. Jurors are advised to park in one of the parking stations in the central business district.

Jurors are paid at the following rate:

per kilometre travelled whilst on jury service. The distance is calculated from your place of residence to the courthouse by the shortest practicable route.

If you travel by public transport, keep your bus tickets as they will be refunded.

Taxi fares will not be re-imbursed.

Car parking fees are also paid on production of receipts.

Parking fines

Parking fines are not paid.

Child care costs

If jurors have to avail themselves of child care facilities due to jury service, then they should retain all receipts as the court will refund the reasonable costs of child care.