Work and Development Order Service (wdo)
Work and Development Orders (WDOs) offer a way foward to people who can’t pay their fines. This innovative program lets you pay off the debt with volunteer work, treatment programs, counselling, courses and other activities. Anyone who is homeless, has intellectual disability, cognitive impairment, mental health or addiction issues, or who is in serious financial hardship is eligible. The WDO scheme is delivered in partnership with the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT), State Debt Recovery (SDR) and Department of Police and Justice.