Useful links

Sex Worker Organisations

Scarlet Alliance (Australian Sex Worker Association)

New Zealand Sex Workers’ Collective

Law Reform

Victorian Law Reform Commission

Liberty Victoria

Politics

Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC)

Government

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

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

Courts

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

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

Police

Sex Industry Coordination Unit (SICU), Victoria Police

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

Sex Industry Business Owners and Managers

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

International

Amnesty International
(endorses New Zealand’s legislative model of sex work decriminalisation)

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP)

Legislation

The Sex Work Act 1994 (Vic)
(all statutory sections relate to the sex industry)

The Crimes Act 1958 (Vic)
(Only ss 60AB – 60AE relate to the sex industry)

Summary Offences Act 1966 (Vic)
(Only s 18 relates to the sex industry)

Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic)
(Only ss 158 – 165 relate to the sex industry)

Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic)
(s 6 only relates indirectly to the sex industry)

Sex Work Regulations 2016 (Vic)
(All statutory sections relate to the sex industry)

Sex Work (Fees) Regulations 2014 (Vic)
(All statutory sections relate to the sex industry)

Prostitution Reform Act 2003 (New Zealand)

Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth)
(Contains all human trafficking related offences, including sexual slavery, servitude, forced labour, deceptive recruiting, debt bondage, trafficking of adults and trafficking of children. See ss 270.1A – 271.7)