New South Wales, Australia

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Is selling sex criminalised?: 

Selling sex is legal as is soliciting in public and working indoors

Is buying sex criminalised?: 


Is organising/managing criminalised?: 

No, brothels are decriminalised although subject to local planning regulations

Is there mandatory HIV/STI testing?: 


Is there mandatory registration?: 


If sex work is regulated, is it in line with other work, or are the regulations unfair or overly restrictive?: 

Sex work regulation is very much in line with other forms of businesses.

Is sex work recognised as work?: 


Is sex work decriminalised with limited regulation?: 


Sources/further reading: 

UNDP et al (2012) Sex Work and the Law in Asia and the Pacific: Laws, HIV and human rights in the context of sex work, available at Scarlett Alliance website Disorderly Houses Amendement Act 1995 -

Extra info: 

Street-based sex work is legal in New South Wales, but is restricted in terms of how and when sex workers can solicit for clients and where sexual services can take place. 

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