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Media Enquiries
All media enquiries must be directed to Jackie Mcmillan, SWOP Media and Communications Officer.
Phone: (02) 9206 2166

SWOP is Recruiting Members to our Executive Committee

After a joint event with NUAA NSW & Positive Life NSW last week, SWOP is still actively recruiting new Board members. Here are some more details. Feel free to contact us for more information, or to express your interest in sitting on the SWOP Executive Committee. find out more

Hepatitis A Outbreak in New South Wales

In New South Wales eighteen locally acquired cases of hepatitis A have been reported since late July. Eight of the eighteen reported cases are men who have sex with men. SWOP encourages sex workers who have not been vaccinated for hepatitis A or do not know their vaccination status and may be persons who inject drugs, recent migrant or persons living with HIV or especially are male sex workers who have sex with other men to check their vaccination status and to get vaccinated if they are not... find out more

Work at SWOP; Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Outreach Officer

SWOP is seeking an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community member to work as part of the SWOP outreach team. The position provides outreach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people engaged in sex work and providing sex for favours across NSW, find out more

Public Health Act; New Offense with Imprisonment Proposed

A new offence has been created to replace the existing Section 79. The new offence would mean that someone who knows they have an STI and does not take reasonable precautions would face a fine or prison time (up to 6 months). find out more

Work at SWOP; Outreach Officer - English and Mandarin Speaking

SWOP is seeking a dynamic new member to join its outreach team to develop, implement and maintain health promotion strategies aimed at multicultural sex workers. We are looking for someone who has English and Mandarin oral and written communication skills and has a broad knowledge of HIV, Hepatitis C, and sexual health issues for multicultural sex workers. Experience in and knowledge of the NSW sex industry and a valid driver’s licence is essential, as is some outdoor and evening work. find out more

Record Lowest Number of New HIV Cases in NSW

Sex workers were one of the first communities in NSW to respond to HIV with the virtual elimination of HIV in our community being achieved early and then sustained. Today marks a milestone with the report of a rapid decline in new HIV diagnoses among gay and bisexual men find out more

Support Letter Decriminalisation in South Australia

Over one hundred organisations from around the world including SWOP have signed onto a letter supporting the Statutes Amendment (Decriminalisation of Sex Work) Bill 2015 in South Australia find out more


The Public Health Amendment (Review) Bill 2017, was introduced into the NSW Parliament yesterday. SWOP is most concerned that Section 79 of the Public Health Act has not been repealed as we recommended. We are also strongly concerned re penalties that include six months imprisonment. find out more

Queensland New Advertising Guidelines 28 June 2017

If you work or tour on Queensland the law has changed recently with regard to with regard to what you can say and what you can show when advertising sexual services. Her are the latest guidelines put out by the Prostitution Licensing Authority in Queensland. find out more

SWOP Supports Decriminalisation in South Australia

SWOP strongly supports the passage of the Statutes Amendment (Decriminalisation of Sex Work) Bill 2015 and has written to every member of the South Australian House of Assembly urging them to vote to pass the bill without amendment find out more

Wash your mouth out!

Dr Denton Callandar from The Kirby Institute & research partner with SWOPmale gives some facts on mouthwash & gonorrhea transmission and anti-biotic resistance & gonorrhea clearance. find out more


Ever thought of nominating for a board position with NUAA, Positive Life or SWOP? As we head to our AGMs later this year, NUAA, Positive Life and SWOP invite you to join us in celebrating the work of our respective organisations over the past three decades while providing opportunities to learn more about us from an operational and governance point of view find out more

Increased Resistance to Treatment in Gonorrhea

Recently released information on increased resistance of gonorrhea to treatment and a number of treatment failures is causing a great deal of community concern. Each year, an estimated 78 million people are infected with gonorrhea with 35.2 million of those people being in our region. Data from 77 countries is showing that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhea much harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat. find out more

Commonwealth Inquiry into a Modern Slavery Act in Australia

The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade’s inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia has accepted SWOP's submission to the inquiry find out more

Autumn Issue the Professional

Our Autumn Edition of the Profesional is a Bumper Issue of 50 pages jammed packed with exciting articles. Sex workers can pick up their copy at SWOP now find out more

SWOP Annual Report 2016

SWOP's Annual Report for the 2015-16 reporting year is now available on our website along with our audited Financial Report for the financial year ending 30 June 2016 find out more

SWOP Service User Rights & Responsibilities

SWOP is committed to developing an organisational culture that supports the legal and human rights of all people accessing our service. This policy is designed to clearly articulate the rights and responsibilities of people accessing SWOP services. find out more

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers 2016

SWOP EVENT: Join us on Friday 16 December 2016 to commemorate International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers followed by a forum discussion on My Body, My Business - The future of condom use. find out more