Seeking or asking in a public place any person to pay for sexual services. This is a term that relates to how street-based sex workers engage with clients. The crime here is the communication between worker and client, not the sex act. In Victoria, solicitation offences apply to both worker and client. See sections 12 – 13 of the Sex Work Act 1994 (Vic). The definition of ‘public place’ can be found in section 3 of the Summary Offences Act 1966 (Vic).

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