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Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association is the national peak sex worker organisation in Australia.

This website is maintained by volunteer sex worker skills, energy and passion! To keep up to date with us on social media, follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

If you are a current or former sex worker looking to become a member of Scarlet Alliance, please complete the online application form.


Scarlet Alliance recognises Australia is a country built upon Aboriginal land, we pay our respect to the elders and custodians of this land, current, past and future, and stand in solidarity with the struggles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We are a proud member of the Anwernekenhe National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV/AIDS Alliance (ANA).

Position Vacant: Vixen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Project Worker

We have an exciting position available in Melbourne!

Briefing Paper: Anti-Discrimination and Vilification Protections for Sex Workers in Australia

CLICK HERE to view. This briefing paper covers:

  • Sex worker experiences of discrimination
  • Current frameworks for anti-discrimination and vilification protections
  • The best practice model for robust anti-discrimination and vilification protections
This resource is currently available in English and translations in Thai, Simplified Chinese, and Korean will be available soon.

COVID-19 Information Hub for Sex Workers

CLICK HERE to go to the COVID-19 Information Hub.

Resources available on Red Book Online:

What is the Full Decriminalisation of Sex Work?

This short briefing paper explains what full decriminalisation does and does not include and what sex workers want from sex work law reform. This resource is currently available in English, Thai, and Simplified Chinese, and the Korean translation will be available soon.

Online Safety Bill 2021

CLICK HERE for the community update on the passage of the Online Safety Bill 2021.

Release of National BBV & STI Strategies 2018-22

AIVL & Scarlet Alliance Joint Media Release ahead of World AIDS Day 1 December 2018 CLICK HERE for more information.

VALE Roberta Perkins

Scarlet Alliance and SWOP NSW mourn the passing of academic, researcher, author and trans and sex worker rights activist Roberta Perkins.
Roberta passed away yesterday afternoon 26th June, 2018. You can read more about her work and legacy HERE (PDF)

Portrait of Roberta Perkins by Nada DeCat