Application for licence
(1) A person who is eligible to apply for a licence may apply to the Authority for a licence.
(2) The application must—
(a) be in the approved form; and
(b) be accompanied by the application fee and the licence fee prescribed under a regulation; and
(c) state the following information—
(i) the applicant’s name, address, occupation and date of birth;
(ii) the address of the premises at which, and the name or names under which, th e applicant proposes to operate a brothel;
(iii) whether the applican t proposes to operate the brothel in partnership, or otherwise in association,
with someone else and if so, the person’s name, address and occupation and, if known to the
applicant, the person’s date of birth;
(iv) the name, address and o ccupation of the owner of the premises at which the applicant proposes to
operate the brothel and, if known to the applicant, the owner’s date of birth;
(v) the names, addresses and occupations of all associates of the appli cant and, if known to the
applicant, their dates of birth;
(vi) anything else prescribed under a regulation.
(1) A licence authorises the holder of the licence to operate a brothel only at the premises stat ed in the licence, subject to the Planning Act.
(2) A licence may not authorise th e holder to operate a brothel at more than 1 premises.
(3) Any act of prostitution aut horised under a licensee’s licence may take place only at the premises stated in the licence.
(4) A licence is for the term of 3 years unless it is sooner surrendered, suspended or cancelled.
(5) A licence—
(a) is personal to the licensee; and
(b) is not transferable to any other person; and
(c) does not vest by operation of law in any other person;
(d) is subject to the following conditions or restrictions—
(i) the licensee must pay, by the day prescribed under a regulation, the annual licence fee and the annual licence return fee prescribed under the regulation;
(ii) the licensee must, by the day prescribed under a regulation, give the Authority an annual return, in
the approved form, about the information given for the application for the licence;
(iii) any other conditions or restrictions se t out in the licence or prescribed under a regulation.
How to establish a brothel in Queensland steps by PLA
Apply to the local government authority for development approval for the brothel premises.
The Authority can accept your application for a brothel without development approval but can’t issue a licence without an approved brothel premises.
Apply for a brothel licence.
The Authority will assess your eligibility to apply for a brothel licence. If you are eligible to apply, it will assess if you are suitable to be granted a licence.
You must not operate a brothel unless you have been given a licence by the Authority.
If you are granted a brothel licence by the Authority you must comply with relevant requirements including:
- the Prostitution Act and Prostitution Regulation
- brothel licence conditions
- advertising within the law
- maintaining standards to create safe and healthy brothels.
The Authority monitors regulatory compliance through activities including audits and inspections of brothel premises.
|Advertising prostitution services in Queensland||Legal prostitution and non-sexual social escort services may be advertised in Queensland under strict legal guidelines.|
|Complaints about licensed brothels||The Authority handles complaints about licensed brothels in Queensland, including breaches of advertising guidelines by brothels.|
|Prostitution law in other states and territories||
Prostitution laws are different across Australia. What is legal in one state might be illegal in another.
the national Australian Sex Workers Association — the Scarlet Alliance
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