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Law for Community Sector Workers Fines and WDOs

We run free workshops for staff, volunteers and board/committee members of NSW community organisations.  

This workshop covers:

  • Options for dealing with fines
  • Review options available to clients
  • Work & Development Orders
  • Where to get legal help

This workshop is delivered by Legal Aid NSW lawyers with extensive experience in civil law.

Registration is essential as places for this workshop are limited. 


Who should attend? 

  • Staff who have contact with socially and economically disadvantaged clients including staff working for material aid and financial counselling organisations, youth and disability sectors and information and referral services.
  • Medical Practitioners, Psychologists, Social Workers, Drug & Alcohol Counsellors.

Learning Outcomes 

By completing this workshop, participants will have information and tools to:

  • Explain options for responding to a penalty notice and a court fine
  • Describe how to respond to enforcement action by the State Debt Recovery Office (SDRO)
  • Identify clients who may be eligible for a Work and Development Order (WDO)
  • Describe how organisations and health practitioners can become approved WDO sponsors
  • Identify where to get legal help and information


This is a half-day workshop of 3 hours duration.