Selling sex has been fully decriminalised through the Sex Industry Bill 2019, which was adopted in Nov 2019.
Organising and managing has been decriminalised. Operators running brothels with more than 2 sex workers must obtain a suitability certificate.
In line with other forms of businesses
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 http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/hivaids/English/HIV-2012-SexWorkAndLaw.pdf Scarlett Alliance website Sex Industry Bill 2019 - https://parliament.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/731007/Sex-Industry-Bill-2019.pdf https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-26/northern-territory-sex-industry-bill-passed/11739820
Legislation to decriminalise sex work was adopted in November 2019 and is due to enter into force in June 2020 pending regulatory framework being agreed (health and safety at work and planning regulations) prior to implementation.