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Work Development Order (WDO) Northern Rivers

WDOs help vulnerable people who can’t pay their fines.

If you are eligible for a WDO, you can clear your fines with activities instead of money. You can do unpaid work, counselling, courses, treatment programs and more.

As a WDO sponsor in the Northern Rivers we service areas such as Alstonville, Ballina, Byron Bay, Lismore, Yamba and many more!

We know how tough it can when you are issued a fine, we’ve experienced it firsthand too. It’s the worst feeling, especially when you live on a tight budget or are starting to save for something you’ve always wanted.

Because of this, we are here to help! By completing study with us, you can pay off as much as $50 off your fine, per hour.

However, through study, you can only pay off a maximum of $1,000 during a one month period.

This includes completing training courses in industries such as:

Why are we a WDO sponsor?

As a non-for-profit and charity organisation, we want to help you get back on your feet.

Through this program we aim to provide you with an opportunity to expand your skills and employment pathways and reduce your fines.

If you are unsure about your eligibility please reach out.

North Coast Community College respects your privacy and all conversations with our student engagement coordinator will be confidential.

Who is eligible for a Work Development Order?

To be eligible to pay off your fine through study or experience at the North Coast Community College you must meet ONE or more of the following criteria:

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You currently receive a Centrelink Benefit

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You are homeless or living in a temporary accomodation

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You have cognitive impairment (such as has autism, brain injury or dementia)


You are experiencing financial hardship

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You are under 18 years of age

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You have an intellectual disability

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You have been diagnosed with a mental illness

To find out more about your eligibility you can visit the Legal Aid New South Wales website to read more.

How to apply or enquire

If you’d like to enquire about our Work Development Order program or want to enrol in a course to pay off your fine, contact us on (02) 6628 5426 or get in touch with us below.

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