Vaccination requirements for Honorary Justices

Honorary Justices who provide face-to-face honorary justice services are required to have two vaccination doses.

On Thursday 14 October 2021, the Acting Chief Health Officer issued the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions (No.2). (External link)

Under the Directions, the department is required to seek evidence and record vaccination information about Honorary Justices. Once evidence has been sighted and recorded, all the records are destroyed.

To learn more, you can read the Mandatory Vaccination Requirement for Honorary Justices Guideline. Version 2-15 June 2022

On 22 April 2022, the Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022 (No 8) (External link) (the Order) replaced Direction No 2.

The Order states that where a home is being used for a business purpose, the home then becomes a work premises. Conducting honorary justice services with clients in the home is considered a business purpose.

Therefore, honorary justices who have not provided vaccination information, or advised they are unvaccinated, cannot hold face-to-face services at home, including in ‘open air’ locations, instead only provide remote witnessing services.

Please send any questions and vaccination information to jp@justice.vic.gov.au (External link).

Vaccination and other COVID-19 related queries 

We have provided answers to some of the most commonly asked questions by Honorary Justices about COVID-19 and vaccination.

Fact sheet - Vaccination and other COVID-19 related queries

For further information please visit  coronavirus.vic.gov.au (External link)