In Victoria, sex work is governed by the Sex Work A written law made by parliament. Also called an ‘Act of parliament’, ‘statute’ or legislation. 1994 (Vic) (‘SW Act’), and the Sex Work Regulations 2016 (Vic) (‘SW Regulations’).
In this chapter, penalties for offences under the SW Act or the SW Regulations are listed as the maximum penalty units or term of imprisonment.
For the period 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021, one penalty unit (pu) equals $165.22 under Victorian state law. For more information, see ‘A note about penalty units’ at the start of this book.
If you are charged with an A criminal act prohibited by state or commonwealth criminal law. An offence is either a summary offence (minor) or an indictable offence (serious)., get legal advice (see Chapter 2.4: Legal services that can help).