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Related Links

The links offered from the Prostitution Licensing Authority's (PLA) website are provided for the interest of our users. The content found by using these links is not created, controlled or approved by the PLA and no responsibility is taken for the consequences of viewing and using such content.

LGAQ (Local Government Association of Queensland)

The LGAQ is the peak body representing local government in its dealings with other governments, unions, business and the community. It aims to promote the efficient performance of local government in Queensland.

Queensland Police Service (QPS)

The QPS operates the Prostitution Enforcement Taskforce, a dedicated unit that is responsible for:

  • investigating illegal prostitution and adult entertainment
  • protecting sex workers and adult entertainers against exploitation, threats, violence and other criminal offences
  • protecting the community from any public nuisance associated with prostitution and adult entertainment
  • safeguarding against corruption and organised crime.

Queensland Legislation

All Queensland legislation is accessible from a single web page, hosted by the Queensland Parliamentary Council. The Prostitution Act 1999 can be found by following the directions on the web page.

The Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing

The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation is responsible for issuing adult entertainment permits to liquor licenses and permit holders to allow the provision of sexually explicit entertainment.

Queensland Health

Queensland Health provides a range of services aimed at achieving good health and well-being for all Queenslanders. Through a network of Health Service Districts and the Mater Hospitals, Queensland Health delivers a range of integrated services including hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services and public health and health promotion programmes.

Queensland Fire & Rescue Service

If you are an owner of, or a business person occupying, a building in Queensland you have legal obligations to ensure the safety of any person in that building in the event of a fire or a hazardous material emergency.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Workplace Health and Safety is part of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General. It is responsible for Workplace Health and Safety policy.

WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland is the main provider of workers compensation insurance to Queensland employers.

Fair Work

The Queensland Government referred the state’s industrial relations powers for the private sector to the Commonwealth on 1 January 2010. All employers and employees, with the exception of state and local government, are covered by the national industrial relations system administered by the Commonwealth Government.

Crime and Misconduct Commission

The CCC is a statutory body established to combat and reduce the incidence of major crime and corruption in the public sector in Queensland. Its functions and powers are set out in the Crime and Corruption Act 2001

Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland

The Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland is an independent statutory authority responsible for administering the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991. It can be illegal to treat people unfairly because of their:

  • sex relationship or parental status;
  • race;
  • age;
  • impairment;
  • religious or political beliefs;
  • union activities;
  • gender identity;
  • sexuality;
  • lawful sex work;
  • pregnancy;
  • breast feeding; or
  • family responsibilities.
It is also illegal to treat you unfairly because you are associated with someone from one of these groups. The Act covers you while you are working, at school or college, at entertainment venues, at shops, restaurants or clubs, looking for accommodation, buying property, arranging credit, insurance, superannuation or a loan, or dealing with tradespeople, businesses or state and local government.

Further information may be obtained from

Crimson Coalition Qld (formerly SSPAN)

Crimson Coalition Qld (formerly SSPAN) is a network of Queensland sex workers from all sectors of the sex industry. It was formed in June 2004 and is active in representing the interests of sex workers in the state.

For further information:


Address: PO Box 2470, New Farm, Qld, 4005

Telephone: Candi on 0421 569 232

United Sex Workers North Queensland Inc. (USNQ)

United Sex Workers North Queensland Inc. (USNQ) is a not-for-profit organisation with a membership of current and past sex workers, and is active in representing the interests of sex workers in North Queensland.

For further information:

Address: PO Box 2410, Townsville, Qld, 4810

Telephone: 0747 244 853


Human Trafficking Working Group

UQ's Human Trafficking Working Group has launched a website providing background, case reports, publications and presentations on human trafficking in Australia.

The website forms part of a collaborative research project by The University of Queensland 's TC Beirne School of Law and The University of British Columbia Faculty of Law and Centre of International Relations on the phenomenon of trafficking persons, exploitation of foreign workers in the sex industry and other forms of forced labour in Australia and Canada.

The website provides an entry point for information on trafficking in persons to Australia and contains background documents, case reports, relevant legislation, as well as publications and presentations by the Working Group. Relevant statistics relating to trafficking prosecutions and victims of trafficking are also available.

A unique feature of the website is the first catalogue of human trafficking cases in Australia that have been prosecuted under federal or state laws. Each case report features a summary of the events, references to official reports, and relevant media coverage of each case. Included is a summary of the case, involving a Melbourne brothel owner, Ms Wei Tang that was appealed to the High Court of Australia in August 2008 and a comprehensive summary of the case of Keith Dobie, a Gold Coast man who in November 2008 became the first person convicted under Australia's federal trafficking offences.

The website will expand in the coming months, to include a 'media watch' site for the following currents news reports on human trafficking in Australia, analyses of prostitution laws in the Australian states and territories, and links to relevant domestic laws, international treaties, government agencies, and international organisations.

For further information, please visit

Respect Inc

Respect Inc. is a peer based sex worker organisation which delivers education, information, and advocacy services to sex workers in Queensland.

Last updated 01/06/2017