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Escort Laws

Australia is one of only a few countries in the world with legalised sex work. However, our escort laws vary between states; some are federal laws, some state.

Escort Laws in Sydney

New South Wales was the first state to decriminalise prostitution in 1979

In May 2016 The NSW Government reviewed its policies and announced they continue to support decriminalisation

Anyone wishing to provide sexual services can freely practice their profession, provided that they adhere to various government regulations and laws. These laws are designed to protect both sex workers and their clients.

Sex tourism in Australia, particularly Sydney where the bulk of pleasure seeking tourists go to experience the best adult services in the country, is a major attraction for thousands of male visitors from around the world.

The decriminalisation of prostitution, which started in New South Wales in 1979, led to a boom in sex tourism that now makes a significant contribution to the country’s over-all tourism revenues.

Hailed as a breakthrough Act, the legalisation of prostitution in Australia serves as a great model for all countries in the world on how to effectively govern and regulate profession which is said to be as old as mankind.

Sydney is home to the world’s best escorts that personify what professionalism in the sex industry is about and these Sydney escorts have gained worldwide acclaim for best practices and best over-all performance in the international adult entertainment industry for providing high-quality and high-class escort services to a wide range of clientele.

Like all sex workers and professionals in Australia, escorts in Sydney are covered by laws and regulations that need to be strictly followed.

Here, we are providing a summary of what rules and laws apply with Sydney escorts in Australia so you may also have a good reference and background when you visit Sydney to go out on an escort date:

Escort laws and Prostitution

Prostitution, or the act of selling one’s personal sexual talent in exchange for money, is legal in Australia, but there may certain activities related to the practice of prostitution which may be illegal. Laws and regulations may vary from state to state so it would be wise to do research on what specific provisions and laws apply to the city or state you are planning to visit.

The New South Wales’ Prostitution Decriminalisation Act of 1979

Prostitution Decriminalisation is the Act of repealing all laws against prostitution, which technically means wiping out the provisions in the law that criminalised prostitution in all aspects.

Although this Act repels all laws against prostitution it does, however, feature a distinction between voluntary prostitution of legal age adults and the involvement of either coercion or force and child prostitution, with the latter remaining as criminal offences.

The purpose and the main emphasis of passing the Act is to protect the rights of the sex worker, it is primarily about respecting their human rights and improving their over-all working conditions including the sex workers’ safety and health.

This is a summary of the rules and laws that apply to all Sydney Escorts in Australia.

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Is there a red light district in Sydney?

Yes. Kings Cross, close to Sydney CBD was long considered Sydney’s red-light district but brothels, erotic massage and Escort Agencies are available all over Sydney.

Where is Sydney red light district?

It was Kings Cross but a lot of the strip clubs and establishments have moved out since Sydney Lockout Laws. You will find establishments and escort agencies all over Sydney

Is sex work legal in Sydney?

Yes, however, a few things are illegal:

  • Living on the earnings of a sex worker unless you own or manage an SW business,
  • You are not allowed to cause or induce sex work
  • Using a premise advertised as being a massage parlour or sauna as a brothel
  • Soliciting sex work near a school

What is the legal age requirement for Escorts?

  • Anyone over the age of 18 can sell sexual services
  • Any client of a sex worker who is under 18 can face serious criminal charges

What is the legal age requirement for Escorts to work with an Escort Agency

No person under 18 can be a sex worker under NSW law. Anyone under 18 is classed as a child. It is a serious criminal offence for an agency to work with a child

What is the legal age requirement for clients?

Anyone over the age of 16 can purchase sexual services however they must be over 18 to enter an establishment such as a brothel