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Work and development order

Request a work and development order

Work and development orders (WDO) are made by us to allow eligible clients reduce their fines through unpaid work with an approved organisation and through certain courses or treatment. You are an eligible client if you:

  • have a mental illness, intellectual disability or cognitive impairment
  • are homeless
  • have a serious addiction to drugs, alcohol or volatile substances
  • are experiencing financial hardship to satisfy their fines through unpaid work with an approved organisation or through certain courses or treatment.

For information about WDOs and the activities you can do, download the Work and development order factsheet (PDF)

To apply for a WDO you need to find an approved sponsor organisation or health practitioner to support your WDO activity. Your sponsor can lodge your application online.

If you do not meet the eligibility criteria and are applying under exceptional circumstances, you need to fill out a written Work and development order - exceptional circumstances application (PDF). Your sponsor will help you through the application process.

For all enquiries related to WDO client applications and related reporting please contact SDRO on 1300 478 879 (Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm) or email wdosdro@osr.nsw.gov.au.

Approved WDO organisations

The WDO sponsors below are only able to support the approved activities listed for them in this table.

The sponsor organisations listed have agreed to have their details published. There are other WDO sponsors who are enrolled in the WDO scheme. You may need to call or visit organisations or health practitioners in your local area to see if they are a WDO sponsor or are willing to become one.

If you are unable to locate a suitable supporting organisation, contact our WDO hotline on 1300 478 879.

 

Central Coast

Location

Organisation name

Contact person

Phone number

Approved activities

Special requirements

Central Coast

Samaritan Foundation

Lorraine or Natalie

04 2860 3316 or 04 1842 4669

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Central Coast

The Smith Family

WDO Administrator

04 2828 2900

  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling

 

Erina

Central Coast Primary Care

WDO Contact

02 4365 2294

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)

 

Gorokan

St Vincent dePaul - Louise House

WDO Contact

02 4392 7255

  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Gosford

Australian Red Cross

Natalie Cooley

02 4324 3411

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Gosford

Central Coast Community Women's Health Centre

WDO Contact

02 4324 2533

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Gosford

Central Coast Emergency Accommodation Services

Charles Boyton

02 4325 3540

  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Gosford

Central Coast Local Health District - Headspace

Manager

02 4304 7870

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)

 

Gosford

Children & Young People's Mental Health

Director

02 4328 7350

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Gosford

New Horizons Enterprises Limited

Coordinator

02 4372 9800

  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)
  • Voluntary unpaid work
  • Must be a client of New Horisons or be willing to and eligible to engage with New Horizons

Gosford

Relationships Australia - The Aftercare Resource Centre

WDO Contact

02 9890 3899

  • Financial or other counselling
  • Need to have been in Out Of Home Care in NSW

Gosford

St Vincent dePaul

WDO Contact

02 4323 6080

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Medical or mental health treatment

 

Kariong

Bara Barang Corporation Ltd

WDO Contact

02 4346 1152

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Kariong

Central Coast Family Support Services Inc

WDO Contact

02 4340 1585

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Kariong

Gosford City Council - The Hill Youth Centre

Coordinator

02 4304 7039

  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)
  • Voluntary unpaid work
  • Clients under 18 years or 18-24 years for Kariong resident
  • Providing an anger management program

Kariong

Youth Connections

Nareeda Tinnock

02 4346 1111

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Long Jetty

Moving Forward Psychological Services

Martin Carnovale

04 1628 3052

  • Medical or mental health treatment

 

North Gosford

Care Coordination Team

WDO Contact

02 4328 7888

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Salamander Bay

Salamander Bay Recycling

General Manager

02 4984 6244

  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Tuggerah

BaptistCare - Relationship Service

Jenny

02 4352 7900

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)
  • Under 25 years)

Tuggerah

Horizons Central Coast Family Services

WDO Contact

02 4351 5008

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Tumbi Umbi

Compass Housing Services

WDO Contact

02 4388 1064

  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Woy Woy

Peninsula Community Centre Inc

WDO Contact

02 4346 1350

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Woy Woy

Peninsula Women's Health Centre

Kate Bradfield

02 4342 5905

  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling

 

Wyoming

Wyoming Community Centre Inc

WDO Contact

02 4323 7483

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Wyong LGA

Australian Red Cross - Hunter and Central Coast

Gail Goodall (WDO Manager)

02 4324 3411 (Gosford)

  • Voluntary unpaid work
  • ATSI and CALD participation encouraged
  • Homeless and financially disadvantaged persons encouraged

Wyong LGA

Central Coast Emergency Accommodation Services

Charles Boyton

02 4325 3540

  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Wyong

Central Coast Youth Health Service

Service Manager

02 43569333

  • Financial or other counselling
  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)

 

Wyong

Northern Women's Health Centre

Xylia Ingham

02 4351 1152

  • Financial or other counselling
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Wyong

The Salvation Army Oasis Centre

Toni McSweeny

02 4353 9799

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Attend volunteer information / induction sessions listed on website

Wyong

Yerin Aboriginal Health Services

Operations Manager

02 4357 1040

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)

 

Last updated: 25 May 2017