Brittany Higgins will return to court to finish cross-examination on Friday, a jury has been told.
Bruce Lehrmann has pleaded not guilty to sexual intercourse with Ms Higgins without her consent and being reckless to her consent.
Mr Lehrmann’s trial continues in the absence of Ms Higgins, who the court was told was “unavailable” to attend proceedings until Friday.
The court has prevented the publication of proceedings until after she returns and completes her evidence.
Mr Lehrmann denies having sex with Ms Higgins in the early hours of March 23, 2019, in a ministerial office in Parliament House.