Sex in Fyshwick: Canberra’s Red Light District

By day, Fyshwick is known for its fresh food markets and popular homeware stores. By night, the atmosphere changes to something rather different: Fyshwick sex, sex and more sex.

As darkness falls, Canberra’s red light district springs to life.

If you were wondering where you were most likely to find Canberra’s hookers and prostitutes, on the street, then the industrial suburb of Fyshwick is a pretty good place to start.



It’s not all unregulated sleaze here though.

Licensed brothels are legal in the Australian Capital Territory’s three suburbs of Mitchell, Fyshwick and Hume. This has led to the rise of some luxury Fyshwick brothels where men can pay for sex that is more akin to a five-star pampering experience than the adrenaline dash of plucking a prostitute off the street.

Here we’ll take a look at some of Canberra’s high end brothels and the more reputable adult services around town.

What Are The Best Legal Brothels in Fyshwick?

Well, there are a few.

These are arguably the top bordellos, with an active web presence and plenty of reviews to sink your teeth in to…

Northside Studios
3/18 Wollongong St, Fyshwick ACT 2609

Northside has been open on Wollongong Street since 1980. It is said to be one of the largest brothels in the city.

Tiffany’s Place
72 Barrier St, Fyshwick, ACT 2609

Nothing sums up the juxtaposition of Fyshwick by day versus by night quite like Tiffany’s Place, surrounded by paint supply and appliance stores.

This place claims to be a 5-star brothel, one of the favoured joints of the high-end Fyshwick escorts market. They have some beautiful working girls on their books.

Exotic Studio
54 Townsville St, Fyshwick ACT 2609

Townsville Street is home to the Asian/European hybrid brothel, Exotic Studio.

Lollipop Lounge
3/108 Gladstone Street, Canberra ACT 2609, Australia

The Lollipop Lounge is famous around Fyshwick, nut just for its brothel but also for its outcall escort agency. Their girls will come to you.

What sort of girls will you find working in these establishments?

Well, if you thought that paid sex in the Canberra suburbs was restricted to local working Aussie girls, you’d be very wrong indeed.

The top brothels recruit high-class escorts from all over the world.

You can read more about each of these strictly adult establishments in our Canberra brothels guide.

Adult Services in the Canberra Suburbs

Of course, it’s not just brothels that Fyshwick is known for…

There are adult services for just about every taste under the sun.

Red Door Canberra
17 Lyell St, Fyshwick ACT 2609, Australia

It’s not just sex that men will pay for. Red Door Canberra has forged an Australia-wide reputation as one of the best erotic massage parlours in the country, let alone Fyshwick.

Here guys will pay $140 for 30 minutes of fully nude massage and body sliding without full sex.

Of course, there are many definitions to a happy ending…

ACT Butterfly Boys
106 Gladstone St. Fyshwick Canberra ACT

Likewise, it’s not just men seeking women in the red light district.

Butterfly Boys claims to be the only gay studio in town.

Still, if we’re going by numbers alone, you’ll find many many more venues targeted at men seeking thrills with young escorts. A lot of these girls are Asian.

ACT Pretty Girls
3/77 Gladstone St, Fyshwick ACT 2609

Here’s a popular Asian brothel slash massage parlour on the very red-lit Gladstone Street.

Which is also home to…

Pink Girls Fyshwick
1/77 Gladstone Street, Fyshwick, ACT 2609

Another massage parlour claiming to be one of the best in Canberra.

Why Use Canberra Street Prostitutes?

As you can see, there are plenty of venues catering to those who are happy to pay for sex.

This raises the question… why do men still use Canberra street hookers?

Note: There are certainly some free options for those seeking NSA sex on the classifieds, and particularly those willing to try their luck picking up ladies in bars and clubs.

The answer is, of course, due to the lower price.

Using a prostitute off the street is far cheaper than the many licensed brothels that charge a premium — for your own safety (and that of their ladies).

Naturally, it’s also much more dangerous to find a prostitute in this way.

The women on the streets are not regulated or tested for STD/STIs in the same way that an escort in a brothel will be. While prostitution is legal in brothels, it is not acceptable to be crawling the streets. You could get arrested; and many men have been arrested.

We’re not here to lecture, or to make any recommendations on paying for sex at all for that matter.

It just seems pretty obvious to us:

There’s more than enough licensed and safe sex in Fyshwick (or nearby Mitchell) to justify avoiding the riskier options. The prices are reasonable, the quality of women is much better, and you won’t run the risk of spending a night in the slammer.

No brainer, isn’t it?


What are your views on prostitution and paying for sex in Fyshwick?

Have you used any of the brothels or massage parlours?

Have your say below.

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