Information for Individual Members of Scarlet Alliance
This page contains information about:
- Who can become an Individual Member of Scarlet Alliance?
- What does membership to Scarlet Alliance entitle me to?
- Types of Individual Membership (Voting and Non-Voting)
- Representation, Disclosure and Confidentiality
- Link to online membership application form (new as of 2015)
Who can become an Individual Member of Scarlet Alliance?
Scarlet Alliance welcomes membership from sex workers, past and present, who support and agree to the Scarlet Alliance Objectives. Please read our objectives prior to applying.
Sex industry business owners and operators, even those that are sex workers, are not eligible for membership.
What does membership to Scarlet Alliance entitle me to?
Scarlet Alliance is not a service delivery organisation, we are the national peak sex worker organisation working towards improved sex worker rights. By becoming a member of Scarlet Alliance, you are assisting us to strengthen our representation of sex worker issues from around Australia at a national level. Your experience as a sex worker informs Scarlet Alliance policy, advocacy and representation work. Your contribution strengthens our understanding of issues affecting you and the sex worker community.
There are two types of Individual Membership. Which one suits you?
Individual Non-Voting Member - FREE (no membership fee) and no end date. You will have the right to stand for elected positions but will have no voting or speaking rights at general meetings. OR
Individual Voting Member - 1 year $55 expires at the end of the financial year, or 3 years $110 expires at the end of the third financial year. You will have the right to stand for elected positions, vote and speak at general meetings.
Group photo on the last day of 2015 National Forum in Sydney. In 2016 National Forum will be held in Adelaide.
Representation, Disclosure and Confidentiality
Individual membership does not endorse, empower, or necessitate you to represent or speak on behalf of Scarlet Alliance. Representation roles are elected positions and are determined at each National Forum. Scarlet Alliance does not use the names or details of individual members publicly. Scarlet Alliance represents the sex worker community including members in Australia, but does not release membership lists to the public. You should be aware however that Scarlet Alliance is an incorporated organisation, and as such the membership list is accessible to other members of Scarlet Alliance. As with all instances of association with the sex industry, for your own confidentiality and disclosure control, we advise you to use a name that you are personally comfortable with others knowing you by.
Individual Membership FormDownload the membership form here or join online here. New applications need to be moved by a current member of Scarlet Alliance. Your application can be moved by any individual member if you are applying to be a non-voting member, or by any voting member if you are applying to be a voting member. If you are unable to do this, please call or email the Admin Officer at the Scarlet Alliance office to confirm your membership.
updated 22 April 2016