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Work Development Orders

Penrith Women’s Health Centre supports women wishing to access the Work and Development Orders, having been approved by the Department of Justice to be a WDO sponsor.

The WDO scheme is jointly delivered by the Department of Justice, Office of State Revenue (OSR), Legal Aid
NSW and the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT. The scheme enables eligible people who are experiencing significant hardship to reduce their fine debt through voluntary participation in unpaid work, courses, treatment, programs and other activities.


A WDO is an order made by Office of State Revenue (OSR) that requires a person to do any one or more of the following in order to satisfy all or part of their fine debt:


Do unpaid work for, or on behalf of, an

approved sponsor.



Undergo financial or other counselling.

Undergo medical or mental health treatment in

accordance with a health practitioner’s treatment plan.



Undergo drug or alcohol treatment.

Do an educational, vocational or life skills course.

Undertake a mentoring program

(this option is only available if the person is under 25 years of age)

Activities undertaken for a WDO are agreed between PWHC (sponsor) and the individual client.


A person is eligible for WDO support from Penrith Women's Health Centre if they a woman or non male identifying person who:

has a mental illness

has an intellectual disability or cognitive impairment

is experiencing homelessness

are experiencing acute economic hardship

has a series addiction to drugs, alcohol or volatile substances

This website is under construction and may be missing some information.

Please get in contact with Penrith Women's Health Service should you have any questions or require support. Thank you for your patience and understanding.