SWOP Connect puts you at the centre of your work-life balance. We have peers from every angle of the industry, who speak the same language you do. We have support people to help you think through the unique issues and questions that confront sex workers in NSW. We're here to help you connect with your community, provide referrals and advice, or just to listen in an open and non-judgemental way.
Questions, doubts, worries, hassles or even just to debrief, if you work in the NSW sex industry, we’re waiting to talk to you!
SWOP’s mission is to improve the health of all sex workers in NSW through innovative, holistic and effective approaches to sexual health, and to improve the protection of our human rights.
The 2011 edition of "9 Lives: Surviving Sexual Assault in the Sex Industry" is now available for download and in booklet form at SWOP. Back in 1998, SWOP collaborated with a group of women working in the NSW sex industry, and named the resulting booklet '9 Lives' in reference to the saying that cats have 'nine lives'. Cats are thought to be resilient and always land on their feet. It is our hope that through reading this booklet, sex workers who may face the issue of sexual assault will draw upon the same skills, landing on their feet and supporting each other to do the same.
Sex work, running a sex industry business and being a sex worker are all legal in NSW—but only if they are done according to NSW laws and regulations. To find out more about these laws and regulations, download a copy of the Sex Industry Legal Kit or click 'read more' below.
The Legal kit. Download or get it emailed to you.