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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.

 

Northern Rivers

Location

Organisation name

Contact person

Phone number

Approved activities

Special requirements

Ballina

Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council

WDO Contact

02 6686 7055

  • 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

 

Ballina

Lifeline Northern Rivers

Heidi Green

02 6621 8516 x15

  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Ballina

Malcolm Doughtery

Malcolm Doughtery

02 6620 6267

  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Must have mental illness

Ballina

MI Fellowship

WDO Contact

02 5632 9081

  • 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

 

Brunswick Heads

Byron Shire Respite

Service Manager

02 6685 1921

  • Financial or other counselling
  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Byron Bay

Alchemy Psychology

WDO Contact

07 5536 5838

  • Medical or mental health treatment

 

Byron Bay

Byron Bay Community Health

Paul Pattison

02 6685 6254

  • Medical or mental health treatment
  • Must be an existing client or require referral from GP or health worker

Byron Bay

Byron Emergency Accommodation Project Inc

WDO Contact

02 6685 8477

  • 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

 

Byron Bay

Byron Youth Service

WDO Contact

02 6685 7777

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

 

Byron Bay

Lifeline Northern Rivers

Heidi Green

02 6621 8516 x15

  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Casino

Casino Neighbourhood Centre

WDO Contact

02 6662 2898

  • 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

 

Casino

Lifeline Northern Rivers

Heidi Green

02 6621 8516 x15

  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Casino

Salvation Army

WDO Contact

02 6662 4545

  • 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

 

Eatonsville

Happy Paws Haven Inc

President

02 6644 9936

  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Evans Head

Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre

WDO Contact

02 6682 4334

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

 

Grafton

Anglicare North Coast Grafton

Coordinator

02 6643 4844

  • Financial or other counselling
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Grafton

CRANES Community Support Programs

WDO Contact

02 6642 7257

  • 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)

 

Grafton

Enterprise & Training Company

WDO Contact

02 66912940

  • 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

 

Grafton

Grafton Community College

Executive Officer

02 6642 7506

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

 

Grafton

Indigenous Community Links (Gurehlgam Corporation)

Coordinator

02 6642 8103

  • 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

 

Grafton

KEY Employment

WDO Contact

02 6643 2227

  • 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

 

Grafton

Lifeline North Coast

Co-ordinator

02 6651 4093

  • 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

 

Grafton

New School of Arts Neighbourhood Centre (South Grafton & Baryulgil)

General Manager

02 6640 3800

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

 

Grafton

NORTEC Employment and Training

WDO Contact

02 5506 3000

  • 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

 

Grafton

Northern Rivers Social Development Council

Jennifer Parke

02 6620 1800

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

 

Grafton

Richard Miller

Richard Miller

04 3700 4010

  • Medical or mental health treatment

 

Kyogle

Border Rangers Contractors

WDO Contact

02 6632 2913

  • 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

 

Kyogle

Christian Life Church

Church Administrator

02 6632 1884

  • 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

 

Kyogle

Kyogle Family Support Services Inc

WDO Contact

02 6632 1044

  • 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

 

Kyogle

Kyogle Together

CEO

02 6632 1833

  • 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

 

Lismore

Arbias Ltd - Alstonville

WDO Contact

04 0053 4840

  • 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

 

Lismore

Family Support Network

General Manager

02 6621 2489

  • Educational/vocational or life skills course
  • Mentoring program (persons under 25 years)

 

Lismore

First Sun Employment Lismore

Site Manager

02 6621 6833

  • 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

 

Lismore

Lifeline Northern Rivers

Heidi Green

02 6621 8516 x15

  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Lismore

Lismore City Council

Kevin Copas

02 6625 0500

  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Lismore

Lismore Uniting Church Regional Mission

WDO Contact

02 6621 5801

  • 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

 

Lismore

Lismore Womens Health and Resource Centre

WDO Contact

02 6621 9800

  • 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

 

Lismore

Northern NSW Local Health District

Genevieve Beggs

02 6689 1497

  • Medical or mental health treatment

 

Lismore

Northern Rivers Community Gateway

WDO Contact

02 6621 7397

  • Financial or other counselling
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Lismore

Northern Rivers Social Development Council

Jennifer Parke

02 6620 1800

  • 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

 

Lismore

The Trustee of the Society of St Vincent dePaul

Bryan Jamison

04 5789 6407

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

 

Maclean

Anglicare North Coast Maclean

Caseworker

02 6645 1244

  • Financial or other counselling
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Mullumbimby

Mullum S.E.E.D. Inc (Mullumbimby Community Garden)

Susan Disney

04 2919 7648

  • Voluntary unpaid work
  • Call in business hours only
  • Register Wednesday and Friday mornings

Murwillumbah

Catherine Falco

Catherine Falco

04 0356 8227

  • Medical or mental health treatment

 

Murwillumbah

Murwillumbah Community Centre Inc

Manager - Wendy Constantine

02 6672 3003

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Education / Vocational or Life Skills Course
  • Financial or other counselling

 

Murwillumbah

NORTEC Employment & Training Ltd

Carole Hayden

02 6672 8288

  • 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

 

Nimbin Catchment area

Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre

Natile Myre (Team Leader) and Renee English (Vol Manager)

02 6689 1692

  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Nimbin

Northern NSW Local Health District

Genevieve Biggs

02 6689 1497

  • Medical or mental health treatment

 

Northern Rivers

ACE North Coast Inc

Jan Levy

02 6621 6777

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

 

Northern Rivers

NORTEC Employment & Training Ltd

Glenn Keir

04 0026 0299

  • 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
  • Any NORTEC Jobseeker, Youth program, SEE (Literacy) / Training participant or other NORTEC client can access the WDO program with us

Pottsville

Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre

Angela Maxwell

02 6676 4555

  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

South Grafton

Counselling Services Inc

Chris Boris

04 0766 8915

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

 

Tweed Heads

Alchemy Psychology

WDO Contact

07 5536 5838

  • Medical or mental health treatment

 

Tweed Heads

First Sun Employment Tweed Heads

WDO Administrator

07 5599 5166

  • 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

 

Tweed Heads

Northern Rivers Social Development Council

Jennifer Parke

02 6620 1800

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

 

Tweed Heads

Northern NSW Local Health District - Merit Program

Kate Willcock

02 6620 7650

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Tweed Heads

St Vincent dePaul - Fred's Place

WDO Contact

07 5536 1906

  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Medical or mental health treatment

 

Tweed Heads South

The Family Centre

WDO Contact

07 5524 8711

  • 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

 

Tweed Heads South

Ganggalah Training Centre Inc

WDO Contact

07 5524 7856

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

 

Tweed Heads South

New Horizons Enterprises Limited

Coordinator

07 5506 4300

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

 

Tweed Heads South

OTCP Ballina Reclaim and Salvage Shop

WDO Contact

07 5536 2537

  • Voluntary unpaid work

 

Tweed Heads South

Tweed Aboriginal Co-operation Operational Society

Desrae Rotumah

07 5524 2275

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

 

Last updated: 20 July 2017