Victoria Sex Work Decriminalisation countdown
Online Advertising Options
Each Australian state and territory has different legislation for sex work and advertising sexualised services online.
In Victoria the Sex Work Act (1994) and Sex Work Regulations (2016) are being repealed following the passing of the Sex Work Decriminalisation Act (2022).
From December 2023, sex work will be regulated similarly to other Victorian industries by agencies such as the Department of Health and Worksafe. For more information, see our Sex Work Decrim FAQs here.
From May 10 2022, regulations were removed that prohibited sex workers from detailing their services online in advertisements. In Victoria, sex workers are now allowed to outline specifics of their service (i.e. names of sexual acts) in their ads.
These changes in legislation also removed the restrictions on including nude full body images in advertisements. Despite the removal of this restriction, sex workers are still subject to regulations outlined in other legislation such as the Online Safety Act 2021. This Act considers nudity to be ‘restricted online content,’ whereby the host of such content needs to ensure only people over the age of 18 can access the site. You can read more about this here.
The online world is ever-changing and we will do our best to keep this list updated with options for you to advertise your online services. Please note, the platforms listed below are not representative of RhED endorsements. It’s important to do your own research and make your own decisions about which platforms are best suited to your needs.
Remember that RhED is a free service available to help you and work with you to navigate working within the sex industry:
Phone:(Freecall) 1800 45 87 52
Hours of opening: 9am-5pm Monday -Friday via outreach or at 22-28 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda.
Drop-In Space Hours: 12pm-5pm Wednesday 36 Greeves St, St Kilda.
Contact us to arrange pick-up or drop-off of your free safer-sex supplies.