Section 18A Summary Offences Act – Advertising for Prostitutes


Section 18A of the Summary Offences Act 1998 (NSW) is the criminal offence of Advertising for Prostitutes and is stated below.

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The Legislation

18A Advertising for prostitutes

(1) A person shall not, in any manner, publish or cause to be published an advertisement for a prostitute. Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units or imprisonment for 3 months.

(2) In this section, “advertisement for a prostitute” means an advertisement that indicates, or that can be reasonably taken to indicate, that:
(a) employment for a prostitute is or may be available, or
(b) a person is required for employment as a prostitute or to act as a prostitute, or
(c) a person is required for employment in a position that involves, or may involve, acting as a prostitute.