Jury Service Remuneration and Travel Allowance

Information Sheet 2


This information sheet sets out the remuneration, as prescribed under the
Federal Court and Federal Circuit and Family Court Regulations 2012 (Cth), that can be claimed if you are summonsed to attend the Federal Court of Australia for jury service.

Juror attendance fees, as at 1 July 2021

Item Matter for which payment is made Remuneration
1 Attendance on the first day of a trial:

(a) for 4 hours or less is $59.50

(b) for more than 4 hours is $119.00

2 Attendance on each day of a trial for days 2, 3, 4 and 5 $119.00
3 Attendance on each day of a trial for days 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 $130.00
4 Attendance on each day of a trial after day 10 $144.00
5 Attendance on the last day of a trial, if required to serve for more than 8 hours (excluding adjournments for meals) (a) for an additional period of up to 4 hours, remuneration will be the amount mentioned in the applicable item (1-4), plus half that amount. For example, for a trial of more than 10 days ($144 in Item 4) plus half that amount ($72), remuneration will be $216.00.

(b) for an additional period of more than 4 hours, remuneration will be double the amount mentioned in the applicable item (1-4). For example, for a trial of more than 10 days ($144 in Item 4), remuneration will be $288.00.

These rates are increased annually for changes in the CPI. They are also kept under review and may change from time to time. The rates may be higher by the time a matter comes to trial.

Travel allowance

You may be entitled to recover travel costs if you travel more than 30km to attend the Federal Court of Australia for jury service. The Federal Court of Australia may also require you, as part of its COVID-19 control measures, to use alternate travel means to public transport to attend court. Should this be a requirement, you will be advised in writing of your entitlement for travel costs.

In order to make a claim for travel costs, you will need to complete a Travel Claim form and provide supporting documentation. If you intend to make a claim for travel costs, you can obtain a form by contacting the Federal Court of Australia via the contact details set out in this form. Travel Claim forms will also be available at the Federal Court of Australia for any person who is summonsed for jury service.

Further information

Contact the Sheriff of the Federal Court of Australia via email at sheriff@fedcourt.gov.au, or telephone at 0419 420 938.

Last updated: July 2021