Fines for failure to explain your absence from jury service

How do I pay this fine?

All your payment options are listed on your overdue fine.

What if I do not agree with this fine?

The NSW Sheriff’s Office – Jury Branch previously sent notices to your address, as it appeared on the Electoral Roll, regarding your failure to explain your absence from Jury Service.

If you:

  • have not received the previous notices from the NSW Sheriff’s Office
  • did attend Jury Service
  • had a legitimate reason for not attending Jury Service,

You should:

  • log in to “MyEnforcement Order” using the overdue fine reference number
  • select “Contact Us” and fill in all the details including your reason for requesting a review
  • attach any supporting documentation which may include a medical certificate, letter from a health practitioner/case worker, proof of change of address (eg Lease Agreement) etc.

We will consider your request and supporting documents and may withdraw your fine.

What if my fine is not withdrawn?

If your fine is not withdrawn, you can:

  • pay the overdue fine
  • apply to have the fine listed before a magistrate. You will need to complete an Annulment Application and pay a $50 application fee. You can do this online via the annulment questionnaire
  • if the court determines that fine was correctly issued they can vary the fine amount, up to a maximum of $2,200.
Last updated: 29 November 2018