Sydney Red Light District


"The Cross" as it is known by the locals is Sydney's red light district and it is perfect for those looking for something a little more on the wild side. King's Cross has been there since World War II when it served as a pit stop of sorts for the troops stationed at the naval base in Garden Island. The red light district has gotten bigger in size and it looks a lot different than it did in the 1940's, but everyone knows that if you want to have some adult fun, then all you have to do is to take the train to the King's Cross Station which is on the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra line.

Sydney Red Light District



What You Will Find

The area has grown since it started back during WWII, but throughout the years it has remained the place where you go for some adult fun. You will be able to find strip clubs, bars, adult bookstores, nightclubs as well as restaurants. If you are visiting then you can stay in the area as it is an easy place to find accommodations in. If you are going to Sydney for the adult fun, then you should not hesitate to stay in the area because not only will you find that it is convenient for the strip clubs and bars, but because it is easy to get anywhere else on the train.



Adult Entertainment Venues

Because you are staying at "The Cross" you will probably want to know about the adult entertainment venues. There is no shortage of adult entertainment at the red light district of King's Cross Station. These venues are easy to find here, but if you need a confirmation about which ones are actual adult entertainment options then all you need to do is to look for the flashing lights. Though you can be certain to find enough fun to keep you busy during your visit, if you have not been there for a while you will see the difference. There has been a "clean-up" in the last few years so it will not be as busy as it was ten years ago.

Sydney Red Light District


The area is home to several street prostitutes, but such sexual activities are not legal. That does not mean that prostitution itself is illegal, because it can be legal with permits and inspections. There are however several illegal brothels which you have to be careful about. Sydney has been called the Amsterdam of the South Pacific and legal brothels are safe. A few reports of the illegal brothels have found that some services are offered without the use of protection and that has led to an increase in the number of sexually transmitted diseases. Another thing to know is that even though prostitution is legal, soliciting is not.

Additional Advice

As far as safety, you should feel safe when you are in "The Cross", but you should always exercise caution when you go to any red light district. Becoming intoxicated can result in you being taken advantage of. You should always opt for legal bordellos or independent providers and always use protection. If you can visit with friends then you will be even safer. You should not think that going alone will make you a victim. As long as you are smart about your movements you should be just fine.
back to top