Sex Work Ministerial Advisory Committee


Victoria's regulation of sex work reduces harm, promotes public health, protects sex workers from violence and exploitation and minimises the impact on the community.

The Sex Work Act 1994 is the main statute governing prostitution. It imposes strict criminal controls to prevent child and forced prostitution, a licensing scheme to prevent criminal involvement in the ownership and management of businesses, and a planning system to determine the location of brothels.

The Sex Work Ministerial Advisory Committee is an independent statutory body. The committee's role includes advising the Minister for Consumer Affairs about issues related to the regulation, control and general operation of the sex work industry in Victoria.



Current term expiry

Mr Nick Costello

19 November 2016

Ms Raewyn Marshall

19 November 2016

Ms Michele Leonard

19 November 2016

Note: Chair vacant


Postal address

Sex Work Ministerial Advisory Committee
GPO Box 123
Melbourne VIC 3001


03 8684 6004

Interpreter services

13 14 50


03 8684 6499


Last updated: 23/03/2017

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