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Work and Development Order Service

What is a Work and Development Order (WDO)?

Work and Development Orders (WDOs) are a way to help people who can't pay their fines.

People who are eligible for a WDO can clear their fines with approved activities instead of money.

Who we are

The Work and Development Order Service is a specialist service of Legal Aid NSW.

We deliver the Work and Development Order scheme, with the:

Who we help

We help:

  • People who can't pay their fines.
  • Not-for-profit organisations, government agencies and health practitioners who want to become WDO sponsors.

How we can help

We can help with:

  • Free legal advice for people with fines debt at one of our fines clinics or fines days. Contact us to make an appointment.
  • Finding a WDO sponsor.
  • Advice, assistance and education sessions for service providers interested in becoming approved WDO sponsors.

Contact us

Call the following number in your region and ask to speak to the WDO Service:

  • Central West & North West NSW: (02) 6362 8022
  • North Coast & North Eastern NSW: (02) 6621 2082
  • South Coast, Southern NSW & Far West: (02) 4228 8299
  • South West & Western Sydney: (02) 9601 1200
  • Sydney Metro, Central Coast & Hunter: (02) 9219 5000

Email: WDO@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

WDO Hotline

  • State Debt Recovery WDO Hotline: 1300 478 879 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)

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