Queensland, Australia

Share to Pinterest Share to Google+ Share by email
Is selling sex criminalised?: 

Selling sex is legal under certain restrictive conditions, a) if you are working totally independently as a private worker (cannot share space with another sex worker) or b) working in a licensed brothel. All other forms of sex work are illegal including street work

Is buying sex criminalised?: 

No

Is organising/managing criminalised?: 

Brothels are regulated and must be licensed.

Is there mandatory HIV/STI testing?: 

Legal duty to ensure workers in licensed brothels are STI free so in effect this creates de facto mandatory testing. Regular testing defined as every 3 months

Is there mandatory registration?: 

No

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

No -restrictions are very onerous

Is sex work decriminalised with limited regulation?: 

No - not full decriminalisation

Contact: 
If you have something to add, please email communications@nswp.org