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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.

 

Interstate

Location

Organisation name

Contact person

Phone number

Approved activities

Special requirements

ACT: Bruce

Directions Alcohol and Drug Services

Nathan Etheredge

02 6129 5900

  • Drug or alcohol treatment

 

ACT: Canberra

CARE Inc (Care Financial Counselling Service and the Law Centre of ACT)

Director

02 6257 1788

  • Financial or other counselling

 

ACT: Canberra

St Vincent dePaul Society

Shayleen Barlow

02 6234 7327

  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

ACT: Canberra

The Salvation Army, ACT & South NSW Division

Christine Gee

02 6273 2211

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

ACT: Canberra

The Smith Family

WDO Administrator

04 4873 0305

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

 

ACT: Fyshwick

Anglicare

WDO Contact

02 6278 8400

  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

ACT: Narrabundah

Grow ACT

WDO Contact

02 6295 7791

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

 

ACT: Phillip

Habitat Personnel

WDO Contact

02 6285 2422

  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

ACT: Tuggeranong

Karralika Programs Inc

Finance Officer

02 6163 0200

  • Drug or alcohol treatment

 

ACT: Weston

Toora Women Inc

WDO Contact

02 6241 7233

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

 

ACT: Woden

Directions Alcohol and Drug Services

Tim Ireson

02 6132 4800

  • Drug or alcohol treatment

 

QLD: Goondiwindi

Drug ARM Australasia

WDO Contact

07 4671 2197

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

 

QLD: Mission Beach

Community for Coastal and Cassowary Conservation (C4)

WDO Contact

07 4068 7197

  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

QLD: Nambour

Neighbours Aid Community Stores Inc

WDO Contact

07 5441 4150

  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

QLD: Reedy Creek

VIBE Care LTD

WDO Contact

07 5536 7575

  • Drug and Alcohol Treatment
  • Educational, Vocational and Life Skills Courses
  • Financial and other counselling
  • Medical Mental Health Treatment
  • Voluntary Unpaid Work

 

QLD: Rochedale South

Fishers Of Men

WDO Contact

07 3341 0160

  • Educational, Vocational and Life Skills Courses
  • Financial and other counselling
  • Medical Mental Health Treatment
  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)
  • Voluntary Unpaid Work

 

QLD: Toowoomba

Michelle Aniftos

Michelle Aniftos

07 4638 8464

  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Private practice setting available to fee-paying clients or those with relevant GP referral for funding support to access mental health services under Better Access or ATAPS initiatives

SA: Naracoorte

Karobran New Life Centre

WDO Contact

08 8764 7470

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

 

TAS: Devonport

Housing Connect

WDO Contact

04 3922 4779

  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

TAS: Wivenhoe

Housing Connect

WDO Contact

03 6431 7057

  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

VIC: Kialla

Jennifer Craggs

Jennifer Craggs

04 1920 5636

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Clients must have diagnosed mental illness, be enduring and have had or are at risk of hospitalisation for their condition
  • Must be unable to access Medicare care services and be in hard to reach groups such as homeless or at risk of homelessness, be ATSI or culturally and or linguistically diverse

VIC: Mildura

East End Community House

WDO Contact

03 5022 8497

  • 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

 

VIC: St Kilda

The First Step Program Ltd

Operations Manager

03 9537 3177

  • 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)

 

WA: Narrogin

Kaata-Koorliny Employment & Enterprise Development Aboriginal Corporation

Case Worker

08 9881 6781

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)

 

Last updated: 20 July 2017