Prostitution Offences

Prostitution is a complex area of criminal law. Our solicitors have extensive experience in representation for prostitution matters on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane. Learn more about what this offence entails as well as possible penalties and defences.


Offences within the chapter include:

  • Procure engagement in prostitution;
  • Knowingly participate in the provision of prostitution;
  • Having an interest in premises used for prostitution.


The maximum sentences for the various offences vary. For the offence of Procure a maximum penalty of up to seven (7) years can be imposed. The penalties for participate in the provision of prostitution and having an interest in premises used for prostitution increase, from 3 and 5 years to 7 years dependent on previous convictions.


There are a number of defences available, which largely relate to the element of knowledge that the accused has. There is also a capacity to receive a certificate of discharge dependent upon the charge and your alleged level of involvement. It is prudent to obtain advice in relation to relevant defences specific to the facts of your case.


These matters, proceed, Summarily, before a Magistrates Court

Gatenby Criminal Lawyers

Gatenby Criminal Lawyers regularly appear in relation to Prostitution Offences. We can provide you with advice as to prospects of success at trial, defences available and likely sentencing range. Contact us today to discuss your matter.