When an escort blurs her face for privacy safeguard, what remains is pretty much next to nothing. While most escorts in Australia can work from the safety of their own home, laws in Victoria force escorts to a level of increased danger by only allowing them to offer outcall services. Although sex work is legal in Victoria, it is heavily regulated by laws designed for the world of 20 to 30 years ago. Even if the Prostitution Control Act came into effect that year, you can easily imagine that it gathered even earlier ideas and concepts.
The act was amended in , and despite a friendlier name Sex Work Act , it mainly was just tweaked in response to complaints by brothel operators. There wasn't much acknowledgement to the fact the world had changed in a thousand ways since With its name, the act acknowledges that sex work is work, and that is not a small thing. However, the rest of it lacks coherence in that respect, as most of its content discourages anyone from choosing sex work as an occupation, or at least makes it very difficult to do so.
Melbourne brothels may not advertise looking for staff, and Melbourne escorts, apart from the restrictions noted before, may not list the services they offer, nor add any description about their ethnic background.
So, whether you are a high class Asian escort or a beach bunny Aussie blonde, you are not allowed to say so. All this is just plain ridiculous as Melbourne escorts also tour around the country and visit other states with advertising-friendlier laws.
Therefore, most of their websites need to cater to two target audiences and two different sets of rules. On Punter Planet we offer an interstate profile for Melbourne Escorts at no extra cost, so at least non-Victorian visitors can get a better idea of what escorts look like, and the type of services they offer, leading to a better understanding between service providers and their clients.
But this is possible at the expense of extra work and a bigger cost for us. These restrictions that apply to Melbourne escorts ads also conspire against an even level playing field when it comes to advertising directories. If you are an Australian company offering advertising to escorts and brothel services in Victoria, and therefore paying your fair share of taxes too, you'll need to comply with the Sex Work Act.
On the other hand, if you are an international social media or classifieds provider, profiting from selling ads to Melbourne escorts among others, you probably won't even know about the Sex Work Act nor about the Australian Taxation Office for that matter. Sex workers from these areas, please DM me info on alternate directories for your country: I will try to help out as many areas as I can, but I only speak English and Swedish, so this will be Anglo-country focused, or places commonly toured by people from those countries.
Down the bottom, I've explained what the hell is going on. New Zealand and Canadian alts at the bottom! American sites as well - keep an eye on these, they may go down. Those in bold, you can make a posting for free but there may be other paid options, those that are italicised are the easiest for clients to find with Google when searching "escorts [city]". Obviously SEO isn't good yet, but build and support it and they will come.
No loss for you when the ads are free! I'm throwing all my support behind it because: We have a choice now about who to support - a SW run site? Or a client run site? But any ads you make you will have control over. Joyfinder - Pricing info unknown. Has free posting options Listed front page on google searches. Backpage is a huge resource for so many sex workers around the world, and even though there are many other platforms, since advertising is expensive, many workers only used one site - the most popular one.
I will make a new post dealing with this in a while, but for now, here's an interesting article on how this may affect all of us. Here's an article on what it is and how it affects Australian sex workers by Gala Vanting follow her on Twitter. Look up "escorts [your city]".
It's the first place clients go to look for escorts. Their ads are just gone, and many haven't saved the text they put on there. I use it, and plenty of my friends who would fall into the "high class" niche use it - it is not class specific. Lucky you for being privileged enough to never use it though, if that's you!..