SIN | By sex workers for sex workers

About Us

SIN is a community-based organisation funded to promote the health, rights and wellbeing of South Australian sex workers.

Formed in 1986 by a group of passionate sex worker peers in response to heavy-handed policing, SIN began life as the Prostitutes Association of SA (PASA). Not long after, funding was delivered to PASA as an arm of the AIDS Council of SA (ACSA). In late 2013, after ACSA was de-funded, PASA, now officially known as SIN, was auspiced by our national peak body, Scarlet Alliance. Just over 5 years later SIN became an independent and fully autonomous sex worker rights organisation.

Peer education, community capacity building and consultation, enabling environments, and the provision of sex worker safer spaces are some of the tenets of our organisation. We are 100% peer-based with a focus on health promotion and best practice service delivery.

Peer support, education, outreach, workshops/skill sharing, and social and informative events are some of the ways in which SIN engages with and informs our community. We endeavour to bust myths and celebrate sex work as legitimate, skilled labour. We fight for the industrial and legislative rights of all SA sex workers.

Our objectives and values place the voices, needs, and rights of South Australian sex workers at the forefront of any applicable narrative; nothing about us, without us.

SIN would like to acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region, where we live and work, and recognise the Kaurna peoples’ cultural, spiritual, physical, and emotional connection with their land. We honour and pay our respects to Kaurna elders, both past and present, and all generations of Kaurna people, now and into the future. We acknowledge that this land was stolen, and sovereignty was never ceded.