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

Male PrEP Forum

SWOP invites all male identifying sex workers to come and discuss the impact of PrEP on HIV prevention for male sex workers. Monday 30 May 2016 2.00pm to 3.00pm at SWOP's Offices in Surry Hills find out more

Closing Very Soon; Submissions to Select Committee on the Regulation of Brothels

Countless studies demonstrate decriminalisation is the best-practice approach to regulating the sex industry. The NSW government seems set on replacing best practise with approaches that have failed in many other places. As sex workers and sex worker organisations we know from experience in Queensland and Victoria that licensing models are expensive , create significant barriers to compliance, do not support sex workers control over our work, occupational health and safety. find out more

SWOP Board announces Cameron Cox's appointment as Chief Executive Officer

The SWOP Board has great pleasure in announcing that Cameron Cox has been appointed by the Board of SWOP (Sex Workers Outreach Project) to the position of Chief Executive Officer. The recruitment process for a new SWOP CEO began on 12 May 2015 when the current CEO Kylie Tattersall tendered her resignation. Candidates were scrutinized by an independent selection panel whose recommendations were considered by the SWOP Board and then approved at the June 2015 SWOP Board meeting. find out more

SWOP Closing Early Tues 30 June for WhoReyWood

SWOP will close two hours early (at 4.00pm) this Tuesday 30 June due to the 6.00pm Forum start at our 2015 Annual Hookers and Strippers Ball. Details here find out more

Regional Outreach Northern Rivers June 2015

REGIONAL OUTREACH If you are working in TWEED HEADS, BYRON BAY, BALLINA or LISMORE areas Joanna from SWOP will be in the Northern Rivers on this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. For free safer sex supplies and information call or text 0417 694 149. Happy to meet you at a local café, your home or workspace or the sexual health clinic, whatever suits you. find out more

Call Out Go Go Dancers SWOP Hookers and Strippers Ball

CALL OUT FOR GO-GO DANCERS SWOP is hosting our annual Hookers & Strippers ball on June 30 and we’re after sex workers to strut their stuff as go-go dancers. Each go-go dancer will dance on a podium for approximately 20 minutes, while our friendly crowd of sex workers & their invited guests shower you attention. You will be paid with eternal adoration, free entry for you & a friend, and yes - even some cold hard cash to help cover your costs. If you’re interested please contact... find out more

SWOP Hookers & Strippers Ball

Happy Hookers, American Gigolos, Pretty Women and Midnight Cowboys Unite at the SWOP HOOKERS & STRIPPERS BALL Tuesday 30th June 2015 We're asking you to come as a sex worker or sex worker stereotype from film, television or media find out more

Resignation of SWOP Chief Executive Officer

Dear SWOP Members, I am writing on behalf of the SWOP Board to inform you of the resignation of SWOP’s Chief Executive Officer , Kylie Tattersall. While the resignation of a CEO is indeed a time of great change for any organisation, we would like to assure you that, as a fully-fledged, independent, peer-led sex worker health organisation, SWOP is in its strongest position ever, thanks in no small part to the work of Ms. Tattersall. Regards, Opiferum, SWOP Board Acting President find out more

Swop Volunteers Lunch 2015

Inviting all SWOP volunteers to a Thank You lunch and to show our appreciation for all the hard work you do for our communities at GT’s Thai 64 Devonshire St (between SWOP's offices and Central Railway on Devonshire St) Wednesday, 13 May 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. find out more


SAFE SEX and STI WORKSHOP; Kempsey SWOP’s Aboriginal Worker - Jo and Transgender Worker - Chantell, along with Stacey from Durri, invite you to a safe sex and STI workshop. Lunch provided. Everyone welcome! Where: Durri AMS, Kempsey When: Tuesday 19th May 12.30pm - 2.00pm find out more

Money Matters Workshop 2015

Money Matter$ Workshop; Sex Workers only. FREE! Tuesday 16 June 2015 2pm-4pm Level 3, 414 Elizabeth Street Surry Hills Afternoon tea provided. Featuring presentations from experts:. Katrina Summers Tax Agent and Accountant, Sophie Atkinson Financial Planner, + Time for Q+A and skill sharing or Book Online Other Workshops Jade Flower for Chinese speaking workers more info.... Money Matters more info.... Private Work 101 more info... find out more

SWOP is Coming to Albury and Wagga

SWOP is Coming to Albury and Wagga. To meet up with our Outreach Officer Joanna text 0417 694 149 or email Joanna will be in Albury Thursday 21 May 2015 and Wagga 22 May 2015. Sex workers can contact Joanna to arrange a meet at the sexual health clinic, at your home or workspace or at a local cafe find out more

Private Workers 101 Workshop

Are you planning to set yourself up as a private worker? Or just started escorting and looking for some tips and tricks? Or you’ve been working privately for a while and looking to improve your business by getting some new ideas? We have a Workshop for you find out more

Hook Up

WE WANT YOU: we need gay and bisexual men to participate, whether you are currently looking to hook up for sex or not; and whether you have ever been paid, or pay, for sex, or not. find out more

SWOP Transition Committee

Would you like to have a say in SWOP's transtion to autonomy. Put yourself forward as a community representative. find out more

Affirmation And Self-Determination For SWOP

The ACON board has reaffirmed commitment to the principle of affected community involvement in determining prevention responses to HIV. In doing so, the board also endorsed a new direction and future for the Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP). find out more

Sex Work and Feminism

Kate Holden writes: "Among the crowd are women in wigs and platform heels working the Betty Page look, transgender persons in trousers or skirts, shyly smiling girls in jeans and jackets, dykes, queers, a few grinning men; every shape and size, various ethnicities. They come from the enormous range of sex work across the country. ‘Poor unhappy women of the town’ no more, the sex workers of Australia are mobilised, articulate and ready to claim enfranchisement." find out more

SWOPs Move

Frequently Asked Questions regarding SWOP's move. We are open for business as usual at our new location from June 1. Please note that our new contact details are Tele: 02 9206 2166 and Fax: 02 9206 2133 find out more