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Prostitution Licensing Authority


Welcome to the Prostitution Licensing Authority

The Prostitution Licensing Authority (PLA) is a Queensland Government licensing and regulatory agency established by the Prostitution Act 1999. The objective of the PLA is to ensure that licensed brothels and prostitution advertising are regulated in accordance with statutory requirements and in the community interest.

The PLA is committed to:

  • acting in the public interest
  • assisting in the prevention of corruption and organised crime in licensed brothels
  • promoting and improving safety and health in the sex industry and in the wider community
  • consultation to reach the objectives of the organisation
  • providing a stimulating, satisfying and safe work environment free from discrimination on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual preference or disability
  • operating to ensure that all its activities are based on the best information and research available to it.

We hope you find our website useful and informative. The PLA welcomes your suggestions and we encourage you to contact us with any comments that you have. 

Note: This site contains documents supplied in Portable Document Format (PDF). If you have any problems viewing these files, please Contact us and we will endeavour to arrange an alternative.

What's New

Greater Brisbane lockdown easing of restrictions from 12:00PM Thursday, 01 April 2021

Covid-19 Questions

  1. Brothels to reopen in Queensland 3rd July 2020.
  2. How do I make a complaint about illegal prostitution activity?
  3. How do I make a complaint about a COVID-19 breach?
Licensed Brothels

View the Brothels page for a full list of the licensed brothels in Queensland.

Forms and Fees
Brothel Licence Application (Brothel Licence Application 455 KB )
Brothel Licence Annual Return (Brothel Licence Annual Return 167 KB )
Brothel Licence Renewal (Brothel Licence Renewal 351 KB )
Approved Managers Certificate (Approved Managers Certificate 513 KB )
Approved Managers Certificate Annual Return (
Approved Managers Certificate Annual Return 345 KB )
Approved Managers Certificate Renewal (
Approved Managers Certificate Renewal 493 KB )
Approved Manager Variation Form (
Approved Manager Variation Form 35 KB )
PLA Fees Matrix (
PLA Fees Matrix 18 KB )
Approved Manager Payment Plan (Approved Manager Payment Plan 165 KB )
Brothel Licence Payment Plan (Brothel Licence Payment Plan 129 KB )
In Touch - Issue 159 - February 2021 ( In Touch - Issue 159 - February 2021 112 KB )

Last updated 01/04/2021