Unless you are an ineligible or disqualified person you must attend for jury duty in accordance with your jury summons.

However, you may apply to the Sheriff to be excused for matters of special urgency or importance or you may apply to have your service deferred to a more appropriate period of time.

Any applications must be made on an application form as soon as possible after receipt of the jury summons. If you have any queries please contact the Sheriff’s Office. All applications are considered on their individual merit.

In some circumstances, the Sheriff may require applications to be made in the form of a statutory declaration.

For your convenience application to defer or be excused from jury service may be lodged online via the Juror Registration Website. Alternatively you may download, print, complete and post the application form below.

Application to defer or be excused from jury service Application to defer or be excused from jury service.pdf [813KB]


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For further information, contact the Sheriff’s Office:
General Enquiries
p: +61 8 8204 0154
p: +61 8 8204 0155
f: +61 8 8204 0162
Financial Enquiries
p: +61 8 8204 0153
Jury Manager
p: +61 8  8204 0156
Sheriff’s Office
Sir Samuel Way Building
Victoria Square
Adelaide SA 5000
Postal Address
GPO Box 798
Adelaide SA 5001