Work & Development Orders

Work & Development Orders (WDOs) assist you to clear unpaid fines issued by Revenue NSW. Westbourne College is an approved WDO Sponsor in NSW. We offer educational and life skill courses tailored to help individuals settle fines at a rate of $50.00 per hour, up to a maximum of $1,000.00 per month.

WHAT IS THE WORK DEVELOPMENT ORDER (WDO) PROGRAM?

The WDO Scheme, an initiative by the NSW government, offers a solution for vulnerable individuals to address their unpaid fines (penalty notices and court fines) through alternative activities instead of monetary payments.

WDOs are overseen by designated organisations or health professionals known as WDO sponsors, who are authorised by the NSW government for this purpose. Revenue NSW, Legal Aid NSW, and the Department of Justice administer the WDO scheme, and participation is entirely voluntary.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Eligibility for participation in the WDO program extends to individuals facing homelessness, coping with mental illness, intellectual disability, cognitive impairment, severe addiction to drugs or alcohol, or experiencing acute financial hardship (e.g., reliant on Centrelink benefits).

WDOs are supervised by approved sponsors, and any enforcement actions related to unpaid fines, such as license restrictions, are lifted upon initiation of the WDO.

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DO I QUALIFY FOR A WDO?

If you meet one or more of the eligibility criteria, you could potentially qualify for a WDO:

HOW DOES A WDO HELP CLEAR FINES DEBT?

Through the WDO Scheme, eligible participants can clear fines by engaging in medical, mental health, or substance abuse treatment, counselling (including case management), financial counselling, vocational training, educational programs, life skills courses, or voluntary work.

Westbourne College offers specially designed courses aimed at acquiring new skills while addressing fine obligations. Refer to the Refer to the Work and Development Order Guidelines 2017 for further information.

NEXT STEPS

If you believe you are eligible for the WDO program, simply email us at to discuss your current circumstances and how we can assist or call 1300 994 558 .

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