Sex Worker Outreach Program


Sex Worker Outreach Program (SWOP NT)

SWOP Officers

SWOP NT – Landline Direct

08 89447707

SWOP NT is a peer based health promotion service that engages  sex workers and works with other sex industry stakeholders within the Northern Territory to work safely with competence in knowledge of the industries legal and Work Place Health & Safety requirements. The SWOP project is located within (NTAHC) Northern Territory AIDS & Hepatitis Council, Darwin, as a NTAHC program and is funded for 30.4 hrs week to deliver peer services across the Territory.

SWOP advocates to reduce stigma and discrimination against sex workers via information sessions to health and legal sectors to ensure access, equity to services for sex workers. SWOPs’ peer led health promotion via outreach and broader programming aims to improve sex workers lives by holistic addressing issues that includes human rights.

SWOPs program delivers outreach, safer sex supplies, resources, training, advocacy, referral and support.

SWOP ensures that sex workers who work legally / illegally are equipped with knowledge to access;

  • the Territories  legislative  framework specific to sex work with peer strategies and our  resources for WH&S
  • safer sex supplies-SWOP packs & SWOP Shop, information in the prevention of and referral for treatment of blood borne viruses, sexually transmissible infections
  • our (SWRG) Sex Worker Reference Group – meetings, legal working party and sex worker developed meeting,
  • co-peer presentation work with SWOP workers to other key stakeholders

SWOP NT with sex workers and other key stakeholders enables workers to work as safely as possible under current legislation. NT sex workers are challenged by mandatory lifelong police registration if working at a registered escort agency. Private sex workers must work alone out of hotels. Sex workers who are not registered with an agency who work with another privately in a hotel room or other accommodation and or as street workers are criminalized.

Safer sex products as part of NTAHC’s SWOP shop are at reasonable prices sold in bulk in both Darwin city and Alice Springs NTAHC offices.

SWOP NT is a member of Scarlet Alliance Sex Workers Association,




NTAHC SWOP Shop Locations

46 Woods St, Darwin.

Phone: (08) 8944 7777
Fax: (08) 8944 7700
: Monday to Friday: 10am -6pm


Alice Springs
14 Railway Tce, Alice Springs.

Phone: (08) 8953 3172
Fax: (08) 8953 2925
: Monday to Friday: 9am– 5pm


SWOP Shops are closed on Public Holidays.