Legislation and Business Information

Victoria Sex Work Decriminalisation countdown

The Sex Work Act (1994) and Sex Work Regulations (2016) are being repealed following the passing of the Sex Work Decriminalisation Act (2022).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.

These changes are happening in two stages, the first on May 10 2022, and the second on December 1 2023. Most of the changes that impact the sex worker industry, such as brothel and escort agency owners, are not coming into effect until December 2023. For more information, see our Decriminalisation FAQs here.  

See the below links for information relating to the sex industry in Victoria and contact RhED on 1800 458 752 or email sexworker@sexworker.org.au for further information, or to talk through your individual needs.


Occupational Health & Safety

Licences & Permits