will require this licence if you intend to operate or have a financial
interest in a brothel or escort agency in Victoria.
When you apply for a sex work service provider's licence, you must specify
whether you will be operating a brothel, an escort agency or both. Any person
with a financial interest in the business will need to be licensed.
A brothel is a business premises where sexual services (sex work) are
offered for payment or reward. Brothels must have a planning permit issued by
the local council to operate. Only licensed sex work service providers can
apply for a planning permit, unless they are exempt under the Act.
Escort agencies provide clients with escorts for the purpose of sexual
services (sex work). Escort agencies arrange meetings at a place other than
their place of business.