The Pink House

The story of Kalgoorlie's last original gold rush brothel, servicing the miners since 1904, through the eyes of the whimsical Madam Carmel, 70, and its longest-serving lady of the night, BJ.

Although prostitution is technically illegal in WA, the pink tin shed has been servicing the miners of this remote frontier town since 1904. But with the advent of fly-in-fly-out mining, and a deluge of cheap internet escorts, it could be the end for the historic icon and its staff. Filmed over several years and with unprecedented access to the inner workings of this unique brothel, The Pink House is an intimate portrait of two women bound together by the past and their precarious future.

Festival guests: Sascha Ettinger Epstein and film protagonist BJ.

This film is nominated for the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary:


Winner of the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary 2017

Wheelchair Access

Sascha Ettinger Epstein


75 mins




Claire Haywood, Sascha Ettinger Epstein

Claire Haywood

Sascha Ettinger Epstein

Mat Evans, Kelli Jean Drinkwater, Roland Gallois

Culture,Social issues, Documentary Australia Foundation Award, Women, World Premieres, Gender & Sexuality

Production Company: Wonderland Productions Pty Ltd