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About SWOP

SWOP offers free and confidential services to all people who engage in sex work in NSW, including:

  • safer sex supplies; we distribute free safe sex ‘ worker’s packs’ with condoms, gloves, dams, and lube, which can also be collected from our Surry Hills office, in addition to a range of supplies for purchase by cash or EFTPOS
  • HIV, Hep C, STIs, and sexual health information
  • SWOPconnect; a peer-based telephone sex work information & support service
  • information on laws and legislation including the Sex Industry Legal Kit and associated fact sheets (all downloadable)
  • referrals to free legal advice for sex workers on sex work and non-sex work matters
  • health and workplace safety information including downloadable resources, face-to-face information, and service referrals
  • confidential counseling and support  at our offices in Surry Hills or by telephone with referrals to other services
  • safer injecting equipment on outreach and at our Surry Hills office (including intramuscular injecting equipment)
  • employment information and support; including information for new workers and workers wishing to leave sex work or former workers wishing to return; we support all sex workers in all areas of the industry at all times
  • printed resources & sex worker magazines at Surry Hills office
  • reference library at our Surry Hills office with internet and computer access for sex workers
  • outreach to sex industry workplaces, in urban, regional, and rural areas
  • workshops for sex industry workers including safer sex and sexual health, business management, safety, laws and regulations, workshops for new workers, and workshops for those looking for a second job or to find nonsex working employment and issues specific to different aspects and types of sex work
  • training to other services to create a better understanding of sex worker issues; feel free to contact us if you work for a service that would benefit from workplace training