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NZ and AU Prostitutes' Collective

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New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective | New Zealand Sex Workers' Collective


New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective

The New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective is run by sex workers, for sex workers, and advocates for the rights, health, and well-being of all sex workers. We are committed to working for the empowerment of sex workers, so that sex workers can have control over all aspects of their work and lives.

Our services focus on workers' rights, HIV and STI prevention, and education. We also provide safer sex supplies to sex workers, and offer free sexual health clinics at our community bases.

NZPC has long been at the forefront of reforming the law for sex workers. We helped draft the Prostitution Reform Act which decriminalised sex work in New Zealand, and built support for it as it passed into law.

NZPC provides expert advice to those with an interest in law and policy surrounding sex work in New Zealand. We are also a crucial point of liaison between government and non-government civil society, and the sex industry.

Our Kaupapa and Values

  • NZPC      is an organisation run by sex workers for sex workers.

  • NZPC      advocates for the human rights, health and well-being of all sex workers.

  • NZPC      recognises that sex work is work.

  • NZPC      recognises that sex workers should not experience discrimination and stigma due to their work.

  • NZPC      recognises the centrality of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

  • NZPC      recognises that sex workers are experts in our own lives.

  • NZPC      enables sex workers to remain anonymous when they access our services.

  • NZPC      is committed to working for the empowerment of sex workers, so that sex workers can have control over all aspects of our work and lives.

At our core, NZPC works toward securing rights for sex workers. We believe that it is crucial that all sex workers can have control over their working conditions, for their safety, health, and well-being.

We aim to meet the following objectives

  1. To involve sex workers in all functions of the New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective

  2. To ensure sex workers have appropriate information to make informed decisions that will enhance their occupational safety and health

  3. To support sex workers to access services of relevance to their occupational safety and health

  4. To provide information, and support to sex workers that enables them to work safely and in supportive, safe environments

  5. To assist sex workers to overcome barriers that impact negatively on their rights, health, and well being

  6. To assist sex workers in finding strategies to overcome situations that are detrimental to their occupational safety and health

  7. To provide balanced advice to people considering sex work, and to people who have recently entered sex work

  8. To liaise with government and non-government agencies that engage with sex workers, and to assist these agencies to do so in an          effective, culturally appropriate, way

  9. To liaise with government and non-government agencies on issues, related to sex work, that will result in better conditions for sex            workers

  10. To provide support to people under the age of 18 who are involved in sex work to ensure that they have a variety of options, are                  able to make informed decisions about these options, and that these options include the ability to leave sex work

  11. To provide operators of brothels with advice that explains their responsibilities and legal obligations


It's very important that you contact us to get free, independent information about working safely as a sex worker

Our aim is to give you information that can support your rights, safety, health, and well-being.

  • We have many practical tips about being a sex worker

  • We provide condoms and lube, and other safer sex products

  • We take confidentiality seriously, so you don't have to give us your name or ID

  • There is no joining – if you are a sex worker you already belong

  • You can come to us or we can come to you – text, phone, or email us here

  • We  can courier safer sex supplies and info to you anywhere in the country

  • You  can come into our community drop in centres during opening hours, without an appointment, and meet us, pick up supplies, ask us questions, have a cup of tea and a chat

We are sex workers past and present, we understand sex work through direct experience, as well as through contact we have with many sex workers on a daily basis. We also have others who provide services – such as the nurses and doctors who work in our clinics.

NZPC has 30+ years of sex workers' experiences.

New Worker Pack

NZPC provides free New Worker Packs to sex workers. Both new and experienced sex workers find these useful.

They contain condoms, lube, and other safer sex supplies, as well as essential reading:

  • Stepping Forward – the sex worker’s manual

  • Doing  it in Style – tips for transgender sex workers

  • PUMP  – Pride and Unity for Male Prostitutes

  • Working  in New Zealand – written in Chinese and English

Our guides have information on starting out, or continuing, as a sex worker. Each guide is packed with tips to work safely and smartly: from handling clients, to working with management, resolving disputes, managing risks and staying within the law.

You can collect a New Worker Pack from any of NZPC' s community centres, or we can courier one to you free of charge.

When it comes to managing clients, there are many ”tricks of the trade” which are best kept between sex workers rather than being available to clients and everyone else online, so it’s a great idea to come in and see us directly – you will love our demonstrations!

Sexual Health Clinics, Counselling, and Needle Exchange Services

We have free, confidential, and where possible anonymous sexual and reproductive health clinics at our Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch branches, and needle exchange services at out Auckland and Tauranga branches. There are also counsellors available at some of our community bases.

Being Self Employed, or Starting a Business

We have information about being self-employed as an independent contractor, as well as setting up your own business – which includes information about tax, brothel operators certificates, city council bylaws, and Ministry of Health signs. You can find more info on the Brothel Operators page, or talk with us about this.

All Business Code of Conduct (The Business ABC)

Many New Zealand sex industry businesses, both big and small, are committed to conducting their affairs with the highest ethical and legal standards. NZPC developed The Business ABC with sex workers and brothel operators. It sets best practice guidelines for sex work businesses. It contains information about upholding rights and conditions, prevention of violence, hiring and contracting workers, privacy, workplace practices, alcohol and other drugs, as well as combating stigma.

The Business ABC is designed to be hung in your premises, for sex workers and other staff to view.

You can view and download the Business ABC here, or contact us to obtain a poster of the Code, learn more about implementing it, or provide feedback for future amendments.

It is unlawful to assist anyone under the age of 18 in providing sexual services

If you are under the age of 18, you are not breaking the law if you are in sex work. However, it is illegal for anyone to pay someone under the age of 18 for sex. Brothel operators, clients and even workers aged 18 or over can be fined or imprisoned for facilitating people under the age of 18 into sex work.

NZPC supports all sex workers, whatever their age, gender, or immigration status. We are not here to report you, we are here to help you stay safe

References: All the mentioned material solely belongs to NZPC collective property material only.

Note: Myangels Escorts uses the above mentioned material from NZPC for reference purpose only for the SEX Industry based New Zealand for community well being only.

Other useful resources and links


Scarlet Alliance

Magenta (Western Australia)

RhED – Resourcing Health and Education in the Sex Industry (Melbourne)

VIXEN – Victoria Sex Industry Network (Victoria)

SWOP – Sex Workers Outreach Project (Sydney)

Nothing about Us without Us (NSW)

SWOP -Sex Workers Outreach Project (Darwin)

Respect (Queensland)

Crimson Coalition (Queensland)

U. S. N. Q. Inc. – United Sex Workers North Queensland Incorporated (QLD)

SWU – Sex Workers Union

International Networks

Network of Sex Work Projects

Asia Pacific Network of Sex Work Projects


Call Off Your Tired Old Ethics (COYOTE, USA)

Collective of Sex Workers and Supporters (Taiwan)

Cybersolidaires (Montreal, Canada)

Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (Sonagachi Project, Kolkata, India)

Empower Foundation (Thailand)

European Network for HIV-STD Prevention in Prostitution

International Collective of Prostitutes (England, UK)

The International Union of Sex Workers (England, UK)

Prostitutes’ Education Network (USA)

Prostitutes of New York (PONY, USA)

Red de Trabajadoras Sexuales de Latinoamerica y el Caribe (Argentina)

Scottish Prostitution Education Project (Scotland, UK)

Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement (SWARM, UK)

Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT, South Africa)

Sex Workers Outreach Project (USA)

Sex Workers Project, New York (USA)

Stella, Montreal (Canada)

SWAN – Sex Worker rights Advocacy Network (Eastern Europe)

UK Network of Sex Work Projects

Zi Teng (Hong Kong) 

Disability Organisations

Paths Together

Touching Base

Transgender Organisations

Gender Minorities Aotearoa

Contact NZPC:

National Branch

Phone 04-382 8791
International +64 4 382 8791 
Mobile and media inquiries 027 496 0700 
Email [email protected]


 3/2 Canada St 
Central Business District, Auckland 
Phone 09-366 6106


Unit 36a Historic Village on 17th Avenue Tauranga

Phone 07-571 0640

Palmerston Noth | Manawatu

Outreach 06-357 3150

Hawkes Bay

Outreach 06-835 1400

Waikato | Hamilton | Taranaki | Taupo | Whakatane | Gisborne

Outreach 07-839 5519


Level 4, 204 Willis St Te Aro Wellington

Phone 04-382 8791


157 Waltham Rd Sydenham Christchurch

Phone 03-365 2595


411 Princes St Dunedin

Phone 03 477 2517

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Note: Myangels Escorts uses the above mentioned material from NZPC for reference purpose only made for the social interest with to the safe and secure context for the SEX Industry based New Zealand for Sex workers & its neighbour community’s well-being.