Future Policy Development of Sexual Entertainment Venues

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Closes 6 Apr 2020


We would like to understand your views on future policy development of Sexual Entertainment Venues in Perth and Kinross.

What is a Sexual Entertainment Venue?

The 1982 Act defines a Sexual Entertainment Venue at section 45A (2) of the 1982 Act as any premises at which sexual entertainment is provided before a live audience for (or with a view to) the financial gain of the organiser.

Sections 45A(3) and (4) of the 1982 Act provide the following definitions:

audience’ includes an audience of one;

financial gain’ includes financial gain arising directly or indirectly from the provision of sexual entertainment;

organiser’ means either the person who is responsible for the management of the premises or the organisation or management of the sexual entertainment or where that person exercises that responsibility on behalf of another person (whether by virtue of a contract of employment or otherwise), that other person;

premises’ includes any vehicle, vessel or stall but does not include any private dwelling to which the public is not admitted;

sexual entertainment’ means any live performance or any live display of nudity which is of such a nature, ignoring financial gain, must be reasonably assumed to be provided solely or principally for the purpose of sexually stimulating any member of the audience; and

display of nudity” means: in the case of a woman, the showing of (to any extent and by any means) her nipples, pubic area, genitals or anus; and, in the case of a man, the showing of (to any extent and by any means) his pubic area, genitals and anus.

2.3    However, section 45A(9) of the 1982 Act provides that premises where sexual entertainment is provided on no more than 4 occasions in a twelve month period are not to be treated as a Sexual Entertainment Venue.

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