PHOTO: Brothel madam Mary-Anne Kenworthy is selling her former Kalgoorlie brothel which has been transformed into a restaurant and hotel. ABC News: Jarrod Lucas

One of Australia’s most famous brothel madams has announced she has put her former bordello on the market, and is using the occasion to relive her glory days working on Kalgoorlie’s historic red-light district.

Key points:

  • The brothel, known as Club 181 and Langtrees Kalgoorlie, operated until 2012
  • Madam Mary-Anne Kenworthy has owned the Hay Street brothel for 31 years
  • The neighbouring Questa Casa claims to be Australia’s oldest working bordello

Now a tapas restaurant, the 16-bedroom hotel on Hay Street operated as Club 181 and Langtrees Kalgoorlie before closing as a working bordello seven years ago.

Madam Mary-Anne Kenworthy, who operates brothels in Perth, Canberra and Darwin, bought the Kalgoorlie bordello in 1988 for $185,000.

A formal valuation of the property will be conducted next week, but early estimates suggest the asking price could be up to $1.5 million.