Escort 101: How to Start Offering Your Services – Part 2
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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:
Welcome to part 2 of the ‘Escort 101: How to start offering your services’ blog.
Part 2 of this blog will provide further insight for industry members and potential clientele if they wish to learn more about the legal requirements that escorts in Australia face as part of offering their services, and how those laws differ from state to state.
A recap of what part 1 of the “Escort 101: How to start offering your services” blog covered: the Victorian, Western Australian and New South Wales’ escorting legalities, peer groups, as well as health centres available to industry members. Throughout the blog elekktra.co will cover the same topics, but for other states and territories in Australia.
Check it out by following this link: https://www.elekktra.co/uncategorized/escort-101-how-to-start-offering-your-services-part-1/
For Escorts in Queensland
Queensland is Australia’s Sunshine State that delivers a steady market demand for escort services, especially Brisbane escorts and those touring the state’s stunning regional/coastal towns such as escorts on the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Townsville & escorts in Cairns to name a few.
Queensland escorts are governed by strict laws while participating in sex work throughout the state. The current restrictive legislation in place particularly involves escorts working privately. Working in a licenced brothel is legal, although out-calls provided by a licenced brothel is illegal, so too are services offered by street-based sex workers.
If you’re providing escort services in Queensland, it is especially important to understand the laws for privately working, as well as the surrounding advertising laws. Please see below for more information on these topics.
Under the Prostitution Act 1999, individual escorts in Queensland are not required to obtain an industry specific licence number, only a brothel/parlour is required to obtain a licence number to operate.
Section 139A, Prostitution Act 1999 states that it’s prohibited for industry members to publish the following:
- The sexual organs or anus of a person.
- A sexual act or simulated sexual act.
- A person under the age of 18 years.
- Prostitution advertisements which contain an image of a person, which render that
- person child-like in appearance, unless immediately accompanied by a statement that – “the person depicted is at least 18 years of age”.
- An animal in reference or implication to bestiality.
- Pictures, drawings or references to alcohol, drugs, drug use, unsafe sex, underage sex
- or sexual activity.
- Prostitution advertisements which include pictures of tools of trade for Bondage & Discipline, Sadism & Masochism services are prohibited in general publications. For brothel websites or classifiable publications relevant images are permitted.
Services Advertisement guide
Guidelines about the Approved Form for Advertisements for Prostitution are found within the Section 139A, Prostitution Act 1999. The Section 139A guide provides a detailed insight as to what’s illegal and legal. Below is a summary of the key points:
- advertisements for prostitution published through radio, television, film or video recording are not permitted.
- Consistent with s. 95(1) of the Act, any prostitution advertisement that states directly or indirectly that the person’s business is connected with or provides massage services, is prohibited. “Business” of a person means the business of a licensed brothel or of an individual sex worker. References to professional memberships or qualifications in massage or massage therapies are prohibited.
- Section 93(1) of the Act specifies that advertisements for prostitution must not describe the services offered. This includes descriptions implying services, acronyms for services e.g. BJ, B&D, or euphemisms for services e.g. Greek.
- Advertisements must not state or imply that sex workers are under the age of 18 years or are virgins. They must also not list the following words when describing a service: “fresh”, new to the industry/business, beginner, never been touched. The use of the words “young”, “student”, “girl” or “boy”,” or similar, are permissible when used in conjunction with an age that is at least 18, because it makes explicit that the sex worker is at least 18 years of age.
- Under the Act you cannot publish an advertisement: that describes a sexual service, might induce a person to seek employment as a sex worker, state directly or indirectly, that the person’s business provides or is connected to massage services.
- The most acceptable form of advertising is in the newspaper
- A single sex worker is NOT PERMITTED to be on the same premises as another sex worker.
- Doubles bookings are PROHIBITED.
- Having a receptionist is illegal.
- Paying a driver is illegal, unless that person has a current crowd controller’s license and only drives one industry member at a time.
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. Simply visit the following groups’ websites to check out the latest.
For Escorts in Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
The Australian Capital Territory contains Canberra, Australia’s capital, which offers the opportunity to visit iconic attractions such as Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial and the National Art Gallery. It is only a short trip to the Southern Highlands and New South Wales’ ski fields. Canberra is also home to distinguished local breweries and distilleries and boasts an array of exceptional wineries all within a short drive from the CBD.
The Australian Capital Territory is also home to a large number of politicians, NASA space and Australian Defence personnel, as well as the Australian Defence Force Academy which is a tri-service military Academy that provides military and tertiary academic education for junior officers of the Australian Defence Force in the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force.
Under the Australian Capital Territory’s current model – Sex Work ACT 1992 – private sex workers are no longer required to register with the Department of Fair Trading.
The Australian Capital Territory refers to private sex workers as ‘sole operator escorts’ or ‘sole operator brothels’ and we’ve summarised key points for escorts in Canberra and the surrounding regions.
- To undertake street-based sex work in the Australia Capital Territory is criminalised and Section 19 of the Sex Work Act 1992 (ACT) states “A person must not, for the purpose of offering or procuring commercial sexual services, accost any person, or solicit or loiter, in a public place.”
- Private workers are prevented by law from sharing work premises
- There are no restrictions as to the location from which they can work. As far as the law is concerned, it is not an offence for private workers to use two separate apartments in the same complex, adjacent townhouses or two separate hotel rooms.
- Failure to use a prophylactic, such as condom or a dental dam, can result in charge of non-compliance with a penalty of 50 units (Sex Work Act 1992 (ACT), Section 27).
For the latest industry news and updates for Australian Capital Territory, please visit the following resources:
For Escorts in South Australia
South Australia is famously known as the wine capital of Australia. Its capital city, Adelaide, is affectionately known as “the City of Churches”. The state’s wine reputation was pinned on the map due to the efforts of the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley, Langhorne Creek and Coonawarra wine regions. Known for its full-bodied reds, 5-star restaurants & cellar doors, South Australia also offers stunning beaches and Kangaroo Island which is an internationally renowned wildlife haven.
Currently there is a bill for full decriminalisation of sex work that’s in the process of review by Parliament’s Lower House.
Services Guide – Currently Criminalised.
Under the current suppressed South Australian model, the Summary of Offences ACT 1953 – Section 25A states commercial sex is not illegal in South Australia, however, there are extensive definitions that render certain activities illegal.
The Summary Offences Act (1953) states that “prostitutes are persons offering themselves as participants for reward in a physical act of indecently for the sexual gratification of another”.
Street based sex work is illegal “to solicit or loiter in a public place for the purpose of prostitution”. Condoms can be used as evidence by police.
The Summary of Offences ACT 1953 – SEC 28 states a person who (a) keeps or manages a brothel, or assists in keeping or managing a brothel; or (b )receives money paid in a brothel in respect of prostitution, is guilty of an offence.
The Summary of Offences ACT 1953 – SEC 26 states a person who knowingly lives, wholly or in part, on the earnings of prostitution of another person is guilty of an offence.
For the latest industry news and updates for South Australia, please visit the following:
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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.
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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.
Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
South Australian Current Acts
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