Sex worker certification

Escort agency operators and managers must ensure their sex workers are certified with Northern Territory Police.

This certification shows that the sex worker has not been found guilty of:

  • a violent offence
  • a relevant drug offence
  • an attempt to commit a violent or drug offence.

Exemptions

Sex workers do not need police certificates if they:

  • are solo operators
  • or have an operator or manager licence.

How to certify a sex worker

A sex worker must fill in a statutory declaration as part of the certification process.

What to do if a new sex worker starts work at your agency

You need to fill in an application to certify that the sex worker is free of a finding of guilt for certain offences form.

What to do if a sex worker stops working for your agency

You must notify NT Police if a sex worker stops working for your agency.

You need to fill in a notification that the agency has ceased to make arrangements for sexual services by an individual form.

What to do if a sex worker is certified with another agency

You must notify Northern Territory Police if you plan to hire a sex worker certified by another agency.

You need to fill in a notification that agency is making arrangement for sex worker form.

What to do when re-hiring a sex worker

You only need to notify Northern Territory Police if you re-hire a sex worker and have already provided notification that the sex worker has stopped work.

You need to fill in a notification of recommencing to make arrangements for sex worker form.

Where to send your forms

Send your forms and statutory declaration in either of the following ways:

If emailed, you must also forward the original to the Officer in Charge by mail.

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Last updated: 13 October 2017