Useful links

Government Agencies

WorkSafe Victoria

Victorian Department of Health

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

National Classification Database (decides which images are rated G, PG, X18+)

Free Legal Help

Southside Justice (office in St Kilda)

Sex Worker Organisations

Scarlet Alliance (Australian Sex Worker Association)

Sex Workers’ Voices Victoria

New Zealand Sex Workers’ Collective

Law Reform

Victorian Pride Lobby

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)

Legislation Online Bookshop

Publication Online Store

(purchase hard copy Victorian legislation, Acts, Regulations etc.)

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Last updated:  19 December 2022


Australian Banking Association

(represents 22 of the largest banks in Australia)

Australian Financial Complaints Authority

(makes determinations regarding complaints about banks)

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

(assists small businesses to resolve disputes with other businesses)


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

Workplace Relations

Fair Work Australia 

(Distinguishes between independent contractors and employees in employment law)


The Australian Taxation Office 

(Provides information on GST responsibilities for the sex industry)

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)

Human Rights

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC)

VEOHRC Submission to Victoria’s Sex Work Review 2020

Amnesty International
(endorses the full decriminalisation of sex work)

The Michael Kirby Centre for Public Health and Human Rights

(part of Monash University)

Expungement Legal Service

(free legal help for people found guilty of historical homosexual offences)

Victorian Pride Centre

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)


The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP)