Here is a work-in progress comprehensive guide of all the sex worker organisations in the country and how they can serve you. Please keep in mind that this list is ever-growing. If you work in one of these organisations, please get into contact with us to help flesh out this document.
Not all sex worker organisations are operated wholly by sex workers - so please keep this in mind!
Scarlet Alliance, the Australian Sex Workers Association, is the peak body for sex work and sex workers in Australia. Scarlet Alliance works towards sex worker rights (legal, health, industrial, civil) and uses health promotion approaches to achieve this. Scarlet Alliance promotes best practices including peer education, community development, community engagement and advocacy.
Any sex worker, past or present, can join as a member.
Vixen Collective is the recognised representative peer organisation for sex workers in Victoria, and a member of Scarlet Alliance (Australian Sex Worker Association) the national peak body for sex workers in Australia.
What Vixen does:
Phone: 0414 275 959
Resourcing Health & Education (RhED) is a non-peer organisation that provides services to sex workers.The service provides site based and outreach services. RhED has a broad body of knowledge of the sex industry, including staff and peer workers who have experience in the industry. RhED is committed to respecting and reflecting the needs of the sex industry, and actively promoting the rights of sex workers. As a program of Star Health, RhED operates from a harm minimisation approach providing information and supports. RhED aims to provide a service that recognises that health is not only a physical dimension but includes a person's emotional and social wellbeing.
Services available through RhED:
Address: 10 Inkerman Street St Kilda VIC 3182
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm
Phone: 1800 458 752
SWLRV are a law reform organisation founded in 2018, made up of current and former sex workers and allies who support their stated values and objectives. Their primary goal is the full decriminalisation of consenting adult sex work in the Australian state of Victoria. SWLRV work with sex workers, allies of sex workers, stakeholders and relevant organisations to achieve our goal of changing the law, which will improve the working conditions of all sex workers in Victoria.
Australia's largest and longest established community based peer education sex worker organisation focused on HIV, STI & hepatitis C prevention, education and health promotion for sex workers in NSW. Sex Workers Outreach Project, New South Wales.
Peer-operated, they provide many services including:
Address: Level 4, 414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Telephone: (02) 9206 2166
Freecall: 1800 622 902
Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri: 10am - 6pm, Wed: 2pm - 6pm
Sex Worker Outreach Project, Australian Capital Territory. Peer based, auspiced by the AIDS Action Council of ACT. SWOP is a peer-based community organisation whose primary purpose is the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), through education and referral.
Phone: (02) 6247 3443
Address: Meridian Havelock House (Gould St entrance), 85 Northbourne Ave, Turner
Sex Worker Outreach Project, project of Scarlet Alliance. Based in Darwin at the Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council (NTAHC). Peer-operated.
Our service is open to all sex workers, past and present. Please feel free to drop into our office Tuesday - Friday, grab a free worker pack and have a tea or coffee. We would love to meet you! You can drop into NTAHC to purchase your "Safer Sex" products.
Ask to see a SWOP worker when you come into the Darwin Office. There is no peer in Alice Springs, however ask staff to call through to the Darwin Office.
Phone: 0447 022 332 or 08 8944 7707
NTAHC Darwin: 46 Woods St, Darwin
NTAHC Alice Springs: Shop 3 Reg Harris Lane, Todd Mall, Alice Springs
The sex worker organisation in South Australia, auspiced by Scarlet Alliance. Peer-operated.
Sin offers the following services:
Plus much more! Give us a call or visit us at the SIN Office. There is a car park at the end of the driveway behind the building, and a back door - just ring the bell.
Phone: (08) 8351 7626
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Partially peer-led Western Australian sex worker organisation which replaced Phoenix in 2003. Project of Family Planning Western Australia.
Magenta and SWOPWA provide services to support and promote the health and safety of people involved in the sex industry.
Phone: (08) 9328 1387
Address: 170 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge WA
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.00pm.
Western Australia's peer-only organisation.
What they do:
Peer sex worker organisation based in Queensland. They have offices in Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Townsville
Respects four offices are a sex worker only drop in spaces, designed to facilitate sex workers’ comfort and needs. They offer:
Mon – Fri 12-5
(07) 3835 1111 - 0424657064
28 Mein St, Spring Hill. Private parking out the back.
Mon, Tue 12-3 Wed 12-4
07 4724 4853 - 0416987011
118a Charters Towers Rd, Hermit Park. Private parking out the back.
Tue, Wed 12-3 Thur 12-4
(07) 4051 5009 - 0413 571 394
7/24 Florence St, Cairns. Private parking out the back.
Tues – Fri 12-4
Level 1, 3 Davenport Street, Southport. 2 hour free parking in supermarket across the street
Peer operated project of Scarlet Alliance.
Address: 319 Liverpool Street, Hobart (and conducts outreach to regional areas)
Office ph: 03 6169 9437
Coordinator m: 0451 835 897
Outreach Worker m: 0411 987 417
Sex worker art and performance collective that does activism through art performance and theatre.
Sex worker and people with disability group. Based in NSW. Aims to assist people with disability and sex workers to connect with each other, focusing on access, discrimination, human rights and legal issues and the attitudinal barriers that these two marginalised communities face. Not peer operated.
General Inquiries 0424 591 409
Referrals List 0499 054 400
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