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DROP IN TIMES

If you are a sex worker, our drop in hours are the best hours to contact one of our peer educators or to come in to purchase supplies. During these hours only peers will be on-site.

NOTE: HOURS CURRENT IN 2017

Monday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Tuesday: 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Wednesday: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed

We are available outside these times for outreach, workshops, private appointments or external meetings.

For more information about our services or to arrange an appointment at a time that is suitable for you, please email Rachael at rachael@respectqld.org.au or call her on 07 5564 0929 or 0401 969 223.

If no answer, please call Brisbane office at 07 3835 1111.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN 2017

  • Drop in and mention International Whores Day (or IWD or International Sex Worker's Day) any time till Monday 12 June, and get your free sweet worker pack with flavoured condoms, lube and lollies.

  • Wednesday, 14 June 2017 -- Hands-on skillshare -- online advertising -- come ready to upload or upgrade your advertisement.  Past and present sex workers only -- a friendly opportunity to share skills and improve your online presence.  RSVP to rachael@respectqld.org.au, or text to 0401 969 223.  Followed by Tea n Tarts, for snacks with friendly peers.

  • Sunday, 17 December 2017 -- International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers -- events to be announced!

LOCATION AND PARKING INFORMATION

Our Gold Coast office is located at 4 Bay Street, Southport.

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Parking

Unfortunately we do not have our own car park. There are a couple of 15 - 30 minute car parks on the street outside our office. If these are occupied or you want to visit for longer, there are a number of paid parking spaces in Bay Street. Australia Fair Shopping Centre also offer 3 hours free parking or 5 hours free parking (if you spend over $25 at the shopping centre and can present your receipt upon exiting).

Gold Coast Office

 

 

PAST EVENTS

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 -- Tea n Tarts -- past and present sex workers only -- drinks, snacks and friendly peers

December 17 is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. In honour of this, Respect Gold Coast held a candlelight vigil to remember sex workers from Australia and around the world who we lost in 2015. It hurts that we are still having to hold such an event, but this was a powerful reminder of how vital the fight for sex worker rights is, of the value of community, and it is a chance for us to gather together and show our resilience and commitment to the global recognition of our humanity.

It was also a chance for us to demonstrate our solidarity with ALL sex workers, because as we know the majority of violence against sex workers is experienced by transwomen, women of colour, drug users and migrant workers. As stated on the official December 17 website: “We cannot end the marginalization and victimization of all sex workers without also fighting trans-phobia, racism, stigma and criminalization of drug use, and xenophobia.”

Following the vigil there was a screening of the film “A Kiss for Gabriela” about Brazilian sex worker activist Gabriela Leite.

The Respect Office is a peer-only space and this event is for sex workers only. Drinks & nibblies provided.