Escort 101: How to Start Offering Your Services – Part 1
Welcome to elekktra.co – the home of independent escorts in Australia
elekktra.co exists to connect clients with high-class escorts in Australia and those touring the world. Here you’ll find elite Australian escorts to fulfil a client’s every need, want and desire.
All escorts featured on elekktra.co are independent escorts. This is to ensure the client is dealing directly with the escort, not an agency or booking service.
elekktra.co extends its escort services beyond all of Australia’s major cities – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart and Darwin – as well as many other locations throughout Australia. International independent escorts are also included for those touring the world whilst featured on elekktra.co.
At elekktra.co, we deliver a boutique Australian adult directory for all independent escorts, so we’re here to promote your brand and tend to your every need. As one of many Australian adult directories, we pride ourselves with the ability to deliver on superior customer service. In managing a smaller volume of profiles, we maximise your exposure and showcase your brand effectively in a thriving industry.
While conducting sex work, Australian adult industry members should familiarise themselves with the differing State to State laws and regulations. For more information on Australian State to State laws and regulations, please see below:
Legal requirements & how laws differ from state to state
If you’re new to the adult industry whereby you’re providing escorting services in Australia, or you’d like further clarification on the state requirements, you’re in the right place. Here we’ve compiled a list of relevant information for each state and territory. Whether it be information on advertising and licensing guidelines, or if the services are criminalised, you will find all of the information below.
For Escorts in Victoria
Victoria is known for being Australia’s second-biggest market for escort services, particularly Melbourne escorts. We believe this is driven by population and the associated demand. However, there are strict laws which govern the conducting of sex work in Victoria.
There are strict guidelines in Victoria about how to display photography and services on escort directories. Some of which can be viewed on such directories as elekktra.co, Scarlet Blue and Escorts and Babes.
Adult industry members should be well aware while providing services or advertising as a Victorian escort. All industry members must obtain an SWA (Sex Work Advertising) number – please visit the following for more information: Apply for a license.
Sections 5a, 5b and 5c of the ‘Sex Work Regulations 2016’ state: “(5) An advertisement for a business carried on by a sex work service provider that is published on the Internet may contain a photographic or other pictorial representation of a person which is not restricted to the head and shoulders, provided that the advertisement does not contain a photographic or other pictorial representation of—
(a) the bare sexual organs, buttocks or anus of a person, or frontal nudity of the genital region; or
(b) bare breasts; or
(c) a sexual act or simulated sexual act…”
Services Advertisement guide
The Sex Work Act 1994 (Section 17) restricts advertising about sex work. It says that an ad must not:
- Describe sexual services
- Advertise through broadcasting or television.
- Induce a person to work as a sex worker.
- Use the words “massage”, “masseuse” or “remedial.” or imply that the business is a massage business.
- Refer to the health of, or any diagnostic procedures or medical testing undertaken by, the person offering sexual services.
Adult Industry peer groups that provide comprehensive and up-to-date information are a fantastic way to gain further clarification on topics or the latest industry news. Visit the following groups’ websites to check out the latest.
For Escorts in New South Wales
New South Wales is renowned for being Australia’s biggest market for escort services, especially Sydney escorts. At elekktra.co, we believe this to be predominantly driven by Sydney’s overwhelming population as New South Wales holds Australia’s largest state population and the associated demand is relevant. Another contributing factor is elekktra.co perceives to contribute is the current NSW decriminalisation model which covers conducting sex work in New South Wales and has been in place since 1995.
Unfortunately, the current model for guidelines in New South Wales about how to display photography and services deems it an offence for industry members to advertise sexual services/material, a sex industry business or sex worker employment opportunities. Even with these laws in place, they are enforced loosely amongst the industry. Some examples of varied state profiles can be viewed on such directories as elekktra.co, Scarlet Blue and Escorts and Babes.
N/A – under the New South Wales current decriminalisation model.
Photography & Services Advertisement guide
The current model in New South Wales relating how to display photography & services is considered an offence for industry members to advertise such sexual material & services.
For the latest industry news and updates for New South Wales, please visit the following:
For Escorts in Western Australia
Western Australia is known amongst Australians for its mining industry and the resource boom that saw many adult industry members visit remote towns such as Karratha, Kalgoorlie and Port Hedland. As Australia’s largest state by size, independent providers will be attracted to not only the state’s capital, Perth, – with its surrounding beaches which are famous worldwide – but also the many busy regional hubs around the state.
The sex work laws in Western Australia vary, and industry members should be made aware of the differing laws. The Prostitution Act 2000 states that it’s illegal to conduct street-based sex work whilst in Western Australia and that majority of prostitution-related activities are illegal. Surprisingly, prostitution itself isn’t against the law in Western Australia. Brothels, however, are prohibited under the West Australian Criminal Code, but there are no laws banning escort agencies.
N/A – under the Western Australian current Prostitution Act 2000.
The Prostitution Act 2000 states – Section 9. Promoting employment in prostitution industry:
A person is not to publish or cause to be published a statement that is intended or likely to induce a person to —
(a) seek employment as, or act as, a prostitute; or
(b) seek employment in any other capacity in any business involving the provision of prostitution.
Penalty: $50 000.
For the latest industry news and updates for Western Australia, please visit the following:
Sign-up Process: a step-by-step Guide to Creating an Account
How to sign-up to elekktra.co
Please visit our membership page to create your profile today! All industry members who sign up have instant access to their profile, and all new profiles will be approved within 24 hours of submission.
All members on elekktra.co are independent industry members. We ensure our adult directory remains as an independent escort provider by implementing a comprehensive vetting process. Therefore we know we are helping independent escorts rather than escort agencies.
elekktra.co and its experts endeavour to cater, nurture and overcome anything our members require. Our priorities are to optimise your experience and to maintain a professional and trusting relationship. Our experts encourage feedback of all types to ensure we continuously meet, operate and provide a service above and beyond expectations for our valued companions.
Should a member’s account fail to meet the advertising standards as set by the state jurisdiction, the advertiser’s profile may be temporarily disabled until it has met those required standards. If this occurs, our team will endeavour to contact the advertiser and assist them in aligning with those requirements immediately.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is general and does not take into account your situation. It would help if you considered whether the information is appropriate to your needs, and where applicable, seek professional advice.
Business Licensing Authority
SEX Work Act 1994
New South Wales
Prostitution Act 2000
Prostitution ACT 2000 – http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdb/au/legis/wa/consol_act/pa2000205/