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It can be difficult to find a health service which understands the needs of sex workers and is not judgmental or discriminatory. There are a number of services which cater specifically to the sexual health needs of sex workers. The table below outlines some of the medical services that provide testing and treatment services that have been reported by sex workers and sex worker organisations to be sex worker friendly. However, be aware that the services listed below are subject to change and some may require a Medicare card and/or include a fee. Contact your local sex worker organisation for additional information on sex worker friendly services near you.

There are laws in place to protect health consumers. If your privacy is breached or you are discriminated against by a health professional you may be able to make an official complaint to the service or the health ombudsmen in your state or territory. Refer to the Making Complaints about Health Care Services page or contact your local sex worker organisation for more information.

Note: Some of the Aboriginal community controlled health services may only provide services or be free of charge to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients. For the reason, it is recommended that you contact the service before attending.

New South Wales

 

Sydney Sexual Health Centre

Medicare card not required. Free.

Sydney Hospital, Nightingale Wing
Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000

Tel: (02) 9382 7440

 

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For men who have sex with men only (inclusive of trans men). Medicare card not required. Free. Does not provide treatment.

Tel: 02 9206 2000
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Kings Cross
180 Victoria Street, Potts Point 2011

Newtown
Level 1, 222 King Street, Newtown 2042

Darlinghurst
167 Oxford St, Darlinghurst 2010

Surry Hills
414 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills 2010

 

The Albion Centre

Medicare card not required. Free.

150-154 Albion Street, Surry Hills 2010
Tel: (02) 9332 9600

 

Kirketon Road Centre

Medicare card not required. Free.

Above the Darlinghurst Fire Station
Victoria Street (entrance), Kings Cross 2010

Tel: (02) 9360 2766

 

Clinic 180

Medicare card not required. Free.

180 Victoria Street, Potts Point 2011
Tel: (02) 9357 1299

 

RPA Sexual Health Clinic

Medicare card not required. Free.

16 Marsden Street, Camperdown 2050
Tel: (02) 9515 1200

 

Clinic 16

Medicare card not required. Free.

Royal North Shore Community Health Centre
Level 5, 2C Herbert Street, St Leonards 2065

Tel: (02) 9462 9500

 

Short Street Centre

Medicare card not required. Free.

Sexual Health Clinic, St George Hospital
Ground Floor, Prichard Wing
Short Street, Kogarah 2217

Tel: (02) 9113 2742

 

Western Sydney Sexual Health Service

Medicare card not required. Free.

162 Marsden Street, Parramatta 2150
Tel: (02) 9843 3124

 

St Vincent’s Hospital

Medicare card not required. Free.

Level 4, Xavier Building
390 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst 2010

Tel: (02) 8382 3707

 

Sydney Outer Metropolitan Area

Click here for sexual health testing sites.

 

Regional and Rural NSW

Click here for sexual health testing sites.


Victoria

 

Melbourne Sexual Health Clinic

Medicare card not required. Free.

580 Swanston St, Carlton 3053

Tel: +61 3 9341 6200
Free call: 1800 032 017
HIV Clinic (People living with HIV only): +61 3 9341 6214

 

Family Planning Victoria

Medicare card required. Bulk billing is available for people under 18. Additional fees apply for people over 18.

901 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, Melbourne 3128

Tel: (03) 9257 0100
Freecall: 1800 013 952

 

Action Centre

For people under 25 years old. Medicare card required. Bulk billing is available for people under 18. Additional fees apply for people over 18.

Level 1, 94 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne 3000

Tel: (03) 9660 4700
Freecall: 1800 013 952

 

Equinox (Gender Diverse Health Centre)

Free with Medicare card. Fees apply if no Medicare card is provided. For trans and gender diverse people only.

175 Rose Street, Fitzroy 3065
Tel: (03) 9416 2889

 


Australian Capital Territory

 

Canberra Sexual Health Center

Medicare card not required. Free.

Building 5, Level 1, Yamba Drive, GARRAN 260
Tel:  02 6244 2184

 

Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFP ACT)

Medicare card required. Fees apply.

Level 1, 28 University Ave, Canberra 2601
Tel: (02) 6247 3077

 


Queensland

 

Queensland Sexual Health

Some services require a Medicare card, a referral from another medical practitioner or you need to be presenting symptoms.

Queensland Sexual Health provide services in various locations across Queensland. Click here for sexual health clinics across Queensland.

All sexual health clinics by law must provide non-discriminatory services to all clients, including to sex workers. However, due to changing staff, we highly recommend you contact Respect Inc for specific referrals to your nearest sex worker friendly clinician.

 


Northern Territory

 

Clinic 34

Medicare card not required. Free.

Darwin
87 Mitchell Street, Darwin City 0800
Tel: (08) 8999 2678

Alice Springs
6 Gap Road, Alice Springs 0870
Tel: (08) 8951 7549

Nhulunbuy
Corner Mathew Flinders Way and Chesterfield Court, Nhulunbuy 0880
Tel: (08) 8987 0357

Katherine
Katherine Hospital, Gorge Road, Katherine 0850
Tel: (08) 8973 9049

Tennant Creek
Tennant Creek Hospital, Corner Windly and Schmidt Streets, Tennant Creek 0860
Tel: (08) 8962 4603

 

Family Planning NT

Free with Medicare card. Fees apply if no Medicare card is provided.

Unit 2, The Clock Tower
Dick Ward Drive, Coconut Grove 0810

Tel: (08) 8948 0144

 

Danila Dilba

Aboriginal community controlled service. Medicare card required. Free.

36 Knuckey Street, Darwin 0800
Tel: (08) 8942 3444

 

Wurliwurlinjang Health Service

Aboriginal community controlled health service. Medicare card required. Free.

25 Third Street, Katherine 0851
Tel: (08) 8971 0044

 

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Incorporated

Aboriginal community controlled health organisation. Medicare card required. Free.

Main Clinic (All Genders)
25 Gap Road, Alice Springs 0870
Tel: (08) 8951 4444

Men’s Clinic
25 Gap Road, Alice Springs 0870
Tel: (08) 8951 4444

Alukura Women’s Clinic
4 Percy Crt, Alice Springs 0870
Tel: (08) 8953 2727

 

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation

Aboriginal community controlled health service. Medicare card required. Fees may apply.

1 Irvine St, Tennant Creek 0860
Tel: (08) 8962 2385

 

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation

Aboriginal controlled health service. Medicare card required. Free.

1424 Arnhem Road, Nhulunbuy 0880
Free Call: 1800 111918

 


Western Australia

 

Magenta

Sex Worker Organisation. Medicare card not required. Free.

170 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge 6003
Tel: (08) 9328 1387

 

Royal Perth Hospital (Sexual Health Clinic)

Medicare card not required. Free.

Level 4, Ainslie House, 48 Murray St, Perth
Tel: (08) 9224 2178

 

South Terrace (B2 Clinic)

Medicare card not required. Free.

B Block, Alma St, Fremantle Hospital
Tel: (08) 9431 3333

 

SHQ Sexual Health Quarters

Medicare card required. $10 flat fee for services

70 Roe St, Northbridge WA 6003
Tel: (08) 9227 6177

 

Women’s Health and Family

Medical services are free if Medicare card and relevant healthcare concession is provided. Medical services will infer a $25 service cost if Medicare card is provided without a relevant healthcare card. Sexual health screenings without a Medicare card costs $20 and pathology will cost extra.

227 Newcastle Street, Northbridge 6003
Tel: (08) 6330 5400

WA’s Drug User Association (WASUA)

Medicare card not required. Free.

Suite 22/7, Aberdeen St, Perth 6000
Tel: (08) 9325 8387

 

M Clinic

Sexual health testing and treatment for men who have sex with men, including trans men and trans masculine men. Medicare card is preferred but not essential. Sexual health screenings are free, however, some services may involve an extra charge (eg. Rapid testing is $20)

548 Newcastle Street, West Perth (corner of Cleaver St) 6005
Tel: (08) 9227 0734

 

Hepatitis WA

Medicare card required. Free.

134 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge 6003
Tel: (08) 9328 8538

 

Street Doctor

Mobile GP clinic. Some services require a Medicare card and may involve a fee. Contact Street Doctor for more information.

Tel: 1800 719 619

Population Health Clinics

Call to find out where you can a sexual health check in your area. Medicare card not required. Free.

Coastal and Wheatbelt (Northam): (08) 9622 4320

Gascoyne (Carnarvon): (08) 9941 0500

Goldfields (Kalgoorlie): (08) 9080 8200

Great Southern (Albany): (08) 9842 7500

Kimberley (Broome): (08) 9194 1630

Midwest (Geraldton): (08) 9956 1980

Pilbara (South Hedland): (08) 9158 9222

South West (Bunbury): (08) 9781 2350


South Australia

 

Clinic 275

Medicare card not required. Free.

1st Floor 275 North Terrace, Adelaide 500

Tel: (08) 8222 5075
Free call: 1800 806 490 (SA country callers only)
STD.Services@health.sa.gov.au

 

SHine SA

Sexual Health information, network and education
Tel: 1300 794 584

Services are free if you are under 30 years old and can provide a Medicare card.

You can get bulk billing if you are over 30, have a Health Care Card and identify yourself as one of the ‘communities of interest’ (includes sex workers – see SHine SA  for the complete list of the ‘communities of interest’) However, if you do not have a Health Care Card, SHine SA requires you to pay the total cost of the service after the completion of the consultation but will reimburse the Medicare component.

International students, travellers and people without a Medicare card are required to pay the full cost of the service upfront. If you have private health insurance you can claim the costs of the consultation and medication.

SHine SA has clinics located around metropolitan Adelaide.

 

Nunkuwarrin Yunti of SA Inc.

Aboriginal community controlled service. Medicare card required. Free.

182-190 Wakefield St, Adelaide 5000
Tel: (08) 8406 1600

28-30 Brady street, Elizabeth Downs 5133
Tel: (08) 8254 5300

 


Tasmania

 

Sexual Health Service Tasmania

Medicare card is preferred. Free.

Hobart
60 Collin St, Hobart 700
Tel:  (03) 6166 0990

Launceston
34 Howick St, Launceston 7250
Tel: (03) 6777 1371

Devonport (part-time clinic)
23 Steele Street, Devonport 7310
Tel: (03) 6777 1371

 

TasCAHRD Clinic 319

Medicare card not required. Free.

319 Liverpool St, Hobart 7000
Tel: (03) 6234 1242

 

Family Planning Tasmania

Medicare card required. Some services are free if Medicare card and relevant concession card is provided or you identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. Additional fees may apply for some services and procedures.

Hobart
421 Main Road, Glenorchy 7010
Tel: (03) 6273 9117

Launceston
269 Wellington Street, Launceston 7250
Tel: (03) 6343 4566

Burnie
1 Pine Avenue, Upper Burnie 7320
Tel: (03) 6431 7692