What is WDP?

A Work and Development Permit (WDP) allows eligible clients to reduce or even clear their outstanding court fine(s) by completing approved activities in place of paying.

A WDP may be issued by the Fines Enforcement Registry (FER) once a Notice of Intention to Enforce (Court Fine) has been issued.



You may be eligible for a WDP if you:

  • are experiencing financial hardship
  • have been or might be subjected or exposed to family violence
  • have a mental illness
  • have a disability
  • are homeless
  • are experiencing alcohol or drug use problems
  • are experiencing another type of hardship.


Midlas Activities

To make it easy for you, Midlas is running a series of Webinars that will take $70 off your fines – for every one you attend! They are informative, online and about subjects relevant to everyone! Check out our sessions below.

If you are engaged with us as a client, you could also be eligible to reduce your debts by engaging in our other services (Financial Counselling, Tenancy advocacy and Disability Advocacy), ask your individual advocate if you are eligible.


Check out our sessions and book in!

June 2021 

July 2021

To apply

At Midlas, we do all the hard work for you! Check out if you are eligible, and how to apply here and then get in touch with our WDP Coordinator, Amanda, who will complete the application and get the ball rolling – Amanda.ghouse@midlas.org.au