Information about prostitution laws in Australia
Prostitution: Prostitution is Limited
Brothels: Brothels are Limited Legality. 4 states permit brothels, 1 allows as part of a containment policy, and 3 prohibit.
Pimping: Pimping is Limited
"Foreign backpackers visiting Queensland have been earning money as illegal prostitutes and damaging legitimate operators, the legal brothel industry has claimed. Queensland Adult Business Association Nick Inskip said the illegal sex industry was undermining efforts by the legal industry to make a profit and uphold health and safety standards.... 'They can charge less because they are not paying GST, staff costs for managers and receptionists, or have a registered business name,' Mr Inskip said.
...One solution could be allowing legal brothels to operate outcall services, he said. But the proposal has previously been rejected by the Crime and Misconduct Commission and the state government. Queensland currently has 23 legal brothels operating in city and regional areas. Police figures show the number of prostitution offences reported in Queensland increased from 362 to 600 in 2005-06."
"Backpackers Work as Prostitutes, Says Industry," Sydney Morning Herald, Jan. 30, 2007
The population of Australia is 21262641