Premises, whether residential or commercial, made available for the purpose of sex work carried out by one or more people providing sexual services.
The above definition is a concise version of the wording of the Act. This legal definition is significant because it encompasses self-employed sex workers providing incalls, ie, seeing clients in the worker’s residence. This means any sex worker who accepts a paying client in the worker’s home without council approval is breaking the law. Currently in Victoria, to do so is an indictable offence – that is, a serious criminal charge.« Back to Glossary Index