There are no regulations for escort managers or brothels in Western Australia. Unfortunately, many of these businesses provide misleading information, and you may not realise their terms until you have already become involved.

To help you make an informed decision, we have provided a brief outline of how the majority of Perth escort managers and brothels operate.

So, what's the difference?

Brothels

Unregistered businesses, operating illegally.

Escort Managers

Unregistered businesses, operating illegally.

The Companion Collective

Registered company, operating legally.

Note: While brothels certainly exist in Perth, under Western Australian law, running a brothel is currently illegal. Therefore, all brothels are operating illegally. It is not illegal to work in a brothel, only to run one.

Brothels

No screening procedures. Dangerous clients can walk right in and make a booking.

Escort Managers

No screening, or inadequate screening. Dangerous clients can easily make a booking.

The Companion Collective

Strict screening procedures for every client. Undesirable clients are quickly identified and rejected.

Brothels

Asks for a percentage of earnings. The harder you work, the more they profit.

Escort Managers

Asks for a percentage of earnings. The harder you work, the more they profit.

The Companion Collective

Asks for a fixed fee.

The harder you work, the more you are rewarded.

Brothels

A certain set of basic services must be provided.

Escort Managers

Often pressures escorts to provide explicit services.

The Companion Collective

You choose which services you feel comfortable providing.

Brothels

Set rosters, usually with little flexibility.

Escort Managers

Usually set shifts, with some flexibility.

The Companion Collective

No set shifts. You choose your own hours.

Brothels

No training provided.

Escort Managers

Some training provided.

The Companion Collective

Comprehensive training provided.

Brothels

Parlour incall location.

Escort Managers

Basic incall location.

The Companion Collective

Luxurious incall location.

Brothels

Anyone, someone you may know, can potentially walk in and see you.

Escort Managers

Often do not have video intercoms, so anyone, including someone you may know, can potentially walk in.

The Companion Collective

High definition video intercom, so you get a clear visual of the client's face before he sees you.

Brothels

Often operated by women who have retired from escorting.

Escort Managers

Sometimes operated by women who have retired from escorting.

Sometimes operated by exploitative men.

The Companion Collective

Operated by women who are currently escorting and considered successful in the industry.

Brothels

Freedom to leave the business, no questions asked.

Escort Managers

Often make it difficult to leave. In extreme cases, may cause issues for the escort once they have left.

The Companion Collective

Freedom to leave the business, no questions asked.

Side Note

To learn more about industry safety, you might like to visit our Safety Resources page.