Prostitution Reform Act 2003

If you need more information about this Act, please contact the administering agency: Ministry of Justice
3 Purpose

The purpose of this Act is to decriminalise prostitution (while not endorsing or morally sanctioning prostitution or its use) and to create a framework that—


safeguards the human rights of sex workers and protects them from exploitation:


promotes the welfare and occupational health and safety of sex workers:


is conducive to public health:


prohibits the use in prostitution of persons under 18 years of age:


implements certain other related reforms.