Jury service

Jury service is an integral part of Victoria's justice system. Juries are made up of citizens randomly selected from the Victorian Electoral Roll. Every year, thousands of Victorians give their time to attend jury service.

A jury is a group of 12 to 18 people randomly selected to decide whether an accused person in a criminal trial is either guilty or not guilty. Jury duty is everyone's legal responsibility and requires the cooperation of employers, employees, the Government and the community to ensure this vital part of the justice system functions properly within our democracy. Completing jury duty involves giving your time and effort for the period of time you have been summonsed. Undertaking jury duty can also provide a positive appreciation of the court system and is an opportunity to learn how the justice system works.