What is WDP?

A Work and Development Permit (WDP) allows eligible clients who are experiencing difficulty paying court fines due to hardship 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 reduce your fines – for every one you attend! They are informative, online and about subjects relevant to everyone.

To apply

Check out if you are eligible, and how to apply here and then get in touch with our WDP Coordinator who will complete the application and get the ball rolling.