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Prostitution Licensing Authority › About Us › Client Service Charter › Application Processing

Application Processing

The processing of brothel licences and managers’ certificates can be a lengthy process and is determined by the relevant provisions of the Prostitution Act. You can expect your application to take some time to process, particularly if you have applied for a brothel licence (investigations of applications may take several months or more to process, depending on the complexity of the application). Delay in processing applications may be due to the following reasons:

If you have made an application for a brothel licence or a manager’s certificate, we will:

Any decision by the PLA about your application will be made in the absence of bias, and all applicants will be afforded natural justice.*

* Natural justice means that any administrative decision we make that may adversely impact on you will be made only after you have been made aware of our concern and you have had the opportunity to present your claims in relation to the concern.

Last updated 01/06/2017