Ugly Mugs

Violence against sex workers is a crime.

Ugly Mugs is a violence prevention program that supports sex workers to share information to maintain their safety.

Ugly Mugs was originally started by sex workers in St Kilda in 1988 and is a system that has been recreated with success by sex worker communities around the world.

If you would like to report violence or nuisance see our online reporting form below


Contact a RhED team member on 1800 458 752

All information you provide is confidential and you can find Star Health’s privacy policy here:

If you are a sex worker or work alongside them you can subscribe to receive warnings further down this page

*Please note that we are unable to publish reports made by managers/owners on behalf of a worker. We also do not publish reports about other workers or venue owners.


Ugly Mugs portfolio holder: Alyx Emerald,, 0416 242 577 

If you would like to report with us over the phone or access debriefing with a RhED team member, you can call us on 1800 458 752 or email

Please note we are only available within business hours but you can leave a voicemail or email us with a request for a call-back.

If you require support regarding a sexual assault outside of business hours please call the Sexual Assault Crisis Line on 1800 806 292 or Vixen Collective Peer Support Line 0414 275 959*

* Please note, as Vixen Collective is a volunteer service the peer support phone can’t always be answered immediately – although Vixen Collective is often available seven days and outside of standard business hours. You can text Vixen and book in a peer support call back, or if you are comfortable leaving a message Vixen will call you back as soon possible.


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  • Ugly Mugs is a closed subscription service to support sex workers in Victoria to keep safe while working. This information is intended solely for Victorian sex workers and those who work alongside them, do not subscribe to this service if you are not such a person.
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