Work & Development Orders

Home > Services > Support Services > Work & Development Orders

The Work & Development Order scheme was developed by Revenue NSW to assist fine repayment through an approved organisation.

The Work & Development Order (WDO) scheme allows eligible people who have a mental illness, intellectual disability or cognitive impairment, are homeless, are experiencing acute economic hardship, or have a serious addiction to drugs, alcohol and/or volatile substances to repay their fine debt through unpaid work, treatment or courses through an approved organisation.

Hopefield is an approved WDO organisation.  

Generally when completing a WDO through Hopefield the participant is engaged in our case management program which then is able to address other aspects of the client’s life. For more information, or to find out if you are eligible, please contact our office on 9545 0299.


A WDO at Hopefield may involve:

  • Unpaid work for, or on behalf of, an approved organisation
  • Medical or mental health treatment in accordance with a health practitioner’s treatment plan
  • Educational, vocational or life skills course
  • Financial or other counselling
  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • A mentoring program for those under 25 years of age