Section 16 Summary Offences Act – Prostitution or Soliciting in Massage Parlours


Section 16 of the Summary Offences Act 1998 (NSW) is the criminal offence of Prostitution or Soliciting in Massage Parlours and is stated below.

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The Legislation

16 Prostitution or soliciting in massage parlours etc

A person shall not use, for the purpose of prostitution or of soliciting for prostitution, any premises held out as being available:

(a) for the provision of massage, sauna baths, steam baths or facilities for physical exercise, or
(b) for the taking of photographs, or
(c) as a photographic studio,
or for services of a like nature.

Maximum penalty: 5 penalty units or imprisonment for 3 months.