A Work and Development Order (WDO) involves doing an activity as a way of paying off some or all of the total fines that you owe.
A Work and Development Order is only available if one of the following applies to you:
The activities you can do vary, depending on your personal circumstances. Activities can include:
The application for a Work and Development Order is made to State Debt Recovery (SDR).
You can only do unpaid work to reduce or pay off your fines with an approved sponsor organisation. To find an approved sponsor organisation in your area or for information on how to become an approved sponsor, see the SDR website or call the SDR Work and Development Order Hotline on 1300 478 879.
If you want to have medical treatment then you will need a medical practitioner (for example a doctor) to support your application. The medical practitioner will also have to be approved by SDR. The SDR website also lists approved medical practitioners.
If you think you may be eligible for a Work and Development Order:
If SDR refuses your application for a Work and Development Order you can appeal this decision to the Fines Hardship Review Board. Before you make this appeal, you should get legal advice.