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Small owner-operator (exempt sex work service provider) registration application
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Before starting your application

If you are one person conducting a business as a sex work service provider, you are exempt from requiring a licence. However, you must register your details with the Business Licensing Authority using this form. You are not exempt from requiring a licence if, for example, you: offer, provide or make available premises where sexual services occur, or have an arrangement with another person who refers clients to your business refer clients to other sex workers not working in your business, or are associated with another sex work service providing business (including another small owner-operated business) or use a website on the internet that breaches the Sex Work Act 1994 or the Sex Work Regulations 2016.
You are allowed to operate with a second sex work service provider and still be exempt from the requirement for a licence provided the second person is not employed by you. Refer to the exemption criteria listed on the Small owner-operator (exempt sex work service provider) page on the Consumer Affairs Victoria website.

Fees

There is no fee to register.

Providing incorrect information

It is a serious offence for a person to knowingly make a false or misleading statement in relation to a registration application. Significant fines apply.

Unregistered trading

Non-registered sex work service providers are liable for significant fines and/or imprisonment.

Privacy

Information and privacy

For privacy information, please refer to the Information and privacy - Business Licensing Authority page on the Consumer Affairs Victoria website or telephone 1300 13 54 52.

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The Address search fields in this form use Google Places to help fill in the address details. By using this feature you agree to be bound by Google’s Terms of Service and are subject to Google’s Privacy Policy.

After you lodge your application

To avoid delays, please complete the form correctly and attach all necessary documents. The average processing time last quarter was . You may be required to provide further information. If any change occurs in the information you have provided in your application, you should notify the BLA as soon as possible. Once your registration is processed, you will receive an SWA exempt registration number that must be used when advertising your escort agency and/or brothel. Only you can use this number when advertising your brothel or escort agency business. You should familiarise yourself with your ongoing obligations. For more information, visit the Sex work section of the Consumer Affairs Victoria website.

Eligibility

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Eligibility

Are you: * under 18 years of age; or within the last 5 years have you had a sex work service provider's licence cancelled in Victoria?
Are you: * under 18 years of age; or within the last 5 years have you had a sex work service provider's licence cancelled in Victoria?
In accordance with the Sex Work Act 1994, you are ineligible to be approved as a small owner-operator (exempt sex work service provider). Please do not continue with this application. For more information call 1300 135 452.

Applicant details

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Applicant details

Previous Name
Previous Name
Have you ever been known by another name? *
Have you ever been known by another name? *

Previous name of

List all other names by which you have ever been known e.g. “Joan Therese Citizen”. Include maiden name, previous married names.
Applicant Name
Applicant Name
Date of birth *
Date must be in dd/mm/yyyy format and other sex worker over 18 years of age.
Date of birth *
Date must be in dd/mm/yyyy format and other sex worker over 18 years of age.

Citizenship

Are you an Australian citizen? *
Are you an Australian citizen? *
A copy of your passport, clearly showing your name and passport number
You must attach a copy of your passport, clearly showing your name and passport number. *
You must attach a copy of your passport, clearly showing your name and passport number. *
File:

Contact details

Primary phone number *
Mobile preferred, if you provide a landline please include area code and for international numbers use +.

Residential address

Residential Address
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Is this an Australian or international address?
of 1000 characters

Postal address

Postal Address
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Office Address

Postal Address
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Once you have complied with Google's policy you should hide this note.
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Supporting documentation

A copy of your driver’s licence or other identification document showing your name and current residential address.
A copy of your driver’s licence or other identification document showing your name and current residential address. *
A copy of your driver’s licence or other identification document showing your name and current residential address. *
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Other sex worker details

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Other sex worker details

Provide details if another person is working as a sex worker in this business. This person is required to provide a document with their name and current residential address.
Is there another person working as a sex worker in this business? *
Is there another person working as a sex worker in this business? *
Applicant Name
Applicant Name
Have they been known by any other name? *
Have they been known by any other name? *
List all other names by which this other person has ever been known e.g. “Joan Therese Citizen”. Include maiden name, previous married names.

Previous name of

Applicant Name
Applicant Name
Date of birth *
Date must be in dd/mm/yyyy format and other sex worker over 18 years of age.
Date of birth *
Date must be in dd/mm/yyyy format and other sex worker over 18 years of age.

Citizenship

Are they an Australian Citizen? *
Are they an Australian Citizen? *
You must attach a copy of the other sex worker's passport, clearly showing their name and passport number.
You must attach a copy of the other sex worker's passport, clearly showing their name and passport number.
You must attach a copy of the other sex worker's passport, clearly showing their name and passport number.
File:

Contact details

Primary phone number *
Mobile preferred, if you provide a landline please include area code and for international numbers use +.

Residential address

Residential Address
This widget uses Google Places. In order to use it you need to comply with the Google Place API Policy. To summarise

Your Terms of Use and Privacy Policy must be publicly available. You must explicitly state in your applications Terms of Use that by using your application, users are bound by Google’s Terms of Service. You must notify users in your Privacy Policy that you are using the Google Maps API(s) and incorporate by reference the Google Privacy Policy.
Once you have complied with Google's policy you should hide this note.
Is this an Australian or international address?
of 1000 characters

Supporting documentation

A copy of the other sex worker's driver’s licence or other identification document showing their name and current residential address.
A copy of the other sex worker's driver’s licence or other identification document showing their name and current residential address. *
A copy of the other sex worker's driver’s licence or other identification document showing their name and current residential address. *
File:

Business details

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Nature of business

Select the most applicable option. The BLA must register a street address as the escort agency office. The premises of an escort agency are only permitted to be used as an office. There is provision for significant fines and/or imprisonment if sex work occurs at an escort agency office.
Nature of business that will be conducted.
Nature of business that will be conducted.

Brothel premises owner/landord details

Are you the owner or landlord of the brothel premises? *
Are you the owner or landlord of the brothel premises? *
Premise owner telephone *
Mobile preferred (if you provide a landline please include area code and for international numbers use +)
You must attach the following documents.
You must attach the following documents.
A signed Exempt brothel - landlord consent confirming the premises can be used as a brothel.
A signed Exempt brothel - landlord consent (Word, 437KB) confirming the premises can be used as a brothel. *
A signed Exempt brothel - landlord consent (Word, 437KB) confirming the premises can be used as a brothel. *
File:
A copy of the lease.
A copy of the lease. *
A copy of the lease. *
File:

Local council planning permit details

A copy of the local council planning permit which authorises the premises to be used as a brothel.
A copy of the local council planning permit which authorises the premises to be used as a brothel *
A copy of the local council planning permit which authorises the premises to be used as a brothel *
File:

Australian business number

Enter your ABN in the field above. If you do not know your ABN you can enter your business name to get a list of related ABN's to choose your correct number from.

Business names

List all business name(s) that will be used by your sex work service provider business. If the business name is registered, provide the business name registration number.

Business name of

Telephone numbers

List all telephone numbers your business will use. Include all numbers for both sex workers if applicable. Mobiles OK. If a landline, include area code.

Telephone number of

Website addresses

Website address(es) you will maintain for the purpose of the sex work service provider business.

Website address of

Acknowledgement

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Acknowledgement

State Government of Victoria (Consumer Affairs Victoria)