Useful links

Victorian Sex Work Review

In 2020 Fiona Patten MP will head a review into Victoria’s sex work laws.

Official sex work review website

Sex Worker Organisations

Scarlet Alliance (Australian Sex Worker Association)

New Zealand Sex Workers’ Collective

Sex Worker Media

Behind Closed Doors (sex worker radio show current episode)

Behind Closed Doors Podcast Page (previous episodes)

Law Reform

Victorian Law Reform Commission

Liberty Victoria

Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy Initiative


Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC)


Business Licensing Authority
(Victorian government agency that regulates and licenses sex work)

Victorian Parliament
(has the power to reform Victoria’s sex work laws)

Legal Guides

Anti-Discrimination Law Guide

(published in 2019 by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission)

Last updated: 17 February 2020


Magistrates’ Court of Victoria
(sex work offences heard here)

Sentencing Advisory Council
(Court outcome statistics for street sex work offences)


Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

(Tribunal where brothels can contest licensing and council planning decisions)


Sex Industry Coordination Unit (SICU), Victoria Police

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) deal with human trafficking in all industries.

Sex Industry

(Australian association representing, among others, brothel and escort agency owners)

Sex 69

(An new online project exploring Australia’s ‘underground’ Adult retail industry, starting in 1969 and evolving until today)

Academic – Course Work

Graduate Certificate in Sex, Health and Society

(Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society offers this course via La Trobe University. Part time, four subjects over two semesters)


Amnesty International
(endorses the full decriminalisation of sex work)

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP)