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Scarlet Alliance National Forum, Meeanjin/Brisbane 2018

Held over three exciting days from 13 to 15 November in Brisbane, Meeanjin, the national meeting for sex workers packs in:

National Forum (sex worker only - free) Presentations, workshops, discussion, consultation, policy development, sex workers panels, trends/changes/legal conditions across each state and territory, peer education and more. Agenda below.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) (Scarlet Alliance delegates and membership). Election of office bearers (executive committee), spokespersons, delegates to represent the organisation, reports from the executive committee, presentation of financial reports. Note all elected positions become vacant. See details below.

A Symposium at Parliament House (hosted by Respect Inc and Scarlet Alliance- sex workers and supporters are invited)

A sex worker only party and Whore Of The Year awards (sex worker only)

If you would like to attend any of these events you can RSVP by contacting our Administration Officer at the Scarlet Alliance office 10am-5pm, Monday, Tuesday and Friday email

Tuesday 13 November

10:00am Registration and morning tea

10:30am Welcome to country
10:50am Housekeeping and Safer Spaces
11:00am CEO Report
11:20am President address
12:00pm State and Territory report-backs: SA, WA

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm State and Territory report-backs: ACT,NSW,QLD,VIC,NT,TAS
3:00pm Concurrent Workshops
a) No one left behind: Asian Migrant Sex Workers
b) Providing Services to Clients with Disability- Payments, Receipts & How Do Sex Worker Services Fit in with NDIS

4:00pm Afternoon tea

4:20pm National Group report-backs: Debby Doesn't Do It For Free & Touching Base
4:40pm Spokesperson and Representative report backs
5:10pm Panel: Local Issues QLD

6:00pm AGM nominations

Wednesday 14 November

10:00am Annual General Meeting (members only)

11:00am Morning Tea

11:30am AGM Election results (members only)
12:00pm Moving to a public space

12:15pm Lunch

1:00pm Leave for Symposium
2:00pm Arrive at Parliament House
2:30pm Sex Work Laws and Workplace Health and Safety Symposium

7:30pm Party and Social Event, Queenie Bon Bon Performance and Whore Of The Year award

Thursday 15 November

10:30am Morning tea

11:00am Concurrent workshops
a) Mental Health Care Access & Quality for Sex Workers
b) Digital Security Workshop
c) Timeline of Decriminalisation in NSW: Sex Workers Resource for Use in Public Forums and Events
12:00pm PANEL:Aboriginal Torres Straight Islander Sex Workers

1:00pm Lunch

1:45pm Redbook Online- STI & BBV Resources by and for Sex Workers
2:15pm Research Consultation- Principles and Priorities for Sex Work Research

3:15pm Afternoon tea

3:30pm Resource Consultation - Peer Educator Online Training
4:00pm Panel Discussion - Migrant Sex Worker Key Issues
5:00pm Priority Issues Discussions Evaluation / Wrap Up


Formal Notice of Annual General Meeting

Scarlet Alliance Annual General Meeting to be held in Brisbane
10:00am, Wednesday 15 November 2018.
All Members are invited to attend

If you have not received the formal notice in your email and/or you are a new member wishing to attend the National Forum please contact for further information.

Please note: the National Forum is a sex worker only space and excludes owners/operators. The information regarding venue is thus only available to sex workers past and present, who are not owner/operators.

Please Note: Following the constitutional changes made in 2012 it is required that all attendees to the AGM must be current Scarlet Alliance members (either non-voting/free membership or voting/paid membership). Information about joining or renewing your membership can be found at

All current elected positions are vacated at each AGM, we encourage people who are interested in being a representative, spokesperson, executive committee member or double to nominate.

Information about the above positions have been circulated to all current members.