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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.

 

Far West

Location

Organisation name

Contact person

Phone number

Approved activities

Special requirements

Broken Hill

Housing Services Co Limited

WDO Contact

1300 333 733

  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Broken Hill

Lifeline Broken Hill

Administration Manager

08 8087 7525

  • Drug or Alcohol treatment
  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Broken Hill

Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation

WDO Contact

08 8082 9707

  • 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

 

Broken Hill

TAFE NSW Western Institute

WDO Contact

08 8082 6827

  • Educational/vocational or life skills course

 

Coonamble

Murdi Paaki Regional Enterprise Corporation

Administration Support - Coonamble

02 6822 4926

  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)
  • Voluntary unpaid work
  • Clients between 16 and 60 years of age

Coonamble

TAFE NSW Western Institute

WDO Contact

02 6827 1616

  • Educational/vocational or life skills course

 

Far West NSW

Summit Employment and Training

Danny Molinaro

04 1742 7803

  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Menindee

Menindee Local Aboriginal Land Council

Chief Executive Officer

08 8091 4541

  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Wilcannia

CentaCare

Justin Walker

02 6850 1788

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

 

Wilcannia

Wilcannia Local Aboriginal Land Council

CEO

08 8091 5828

  • 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

 

Wilcannia

Women's Safe House (Domestic Violence NSW Service Management)

WDO Contact

02 9251 2405

  • 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

 

Last updated: 20 April 2017