New jury trials suspended for the immediate future

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland, The Honourable Catherine Holmes AC, and the Chief Judge of the District Court of Queensland, His Honour Judge Kerry O’Brien, have, as a precautionary measure, suspended all new trials requiring a jury in Queensland.

Criminal trials that have already started before a jury in the Supreme and District Courts will continue until their conclusion.

Jurors with a summons to attend court should contact the number shown on their summons.

Other cases will proceed, but the Courts are considering further adjustments to their procedures in order to deal with the challenges posed by COVID-19.

The Courts will continue to monitor closely the advice being provided by government health authorities and act accordingly. Community safety will always be a priority.