Sex work in Australia is governed by state and territory laws, which vary considerably. Federal New South Wales was the first State to adopt a different model, . These laws did not make the act of prostitution illegal but did criminalise many .. or massage parlours used for sex work, and outcalls from licensed brothels.
The laws concerning brothel and massage parlour licences in NSW have recently been tightened with new legislation introduced to try to.
'If you looked hard enough, you might find a massage parlour that The number of unlicensed brothels operating in NSW has exploded since.