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Prostitution Licensing Authority › Licences and Certificates › Making an Application

Making an Application

To apply for a brothel licence or a manager’s certificate, an applicant must complete the correct forms and submit the correct fee. Relevant forms are available from the Office of the PLA. Phone: (07) 3858 9500

The processing of brothel licences and managers’ certificates is a lengthy process and is determined by the Act. You can expect your application to take some time to process, particularly if you have applied for a brothel licence.

Detailed information is collected from licence and certificate applicants to determine their ongoing eligibility and suitability for a brothel licence or manager’s certificate and to support decisions by the PLA to grant or refuse licences and certificates.

Any information provided to the PLA is protected under the provisions of the Prostitution Act, which makes it an offence for an official to disclose information obtained by the official in the administration of the Act. ‘Official’ includes the Minister, the Police Commissioner, a member of the PLA, the executive director or a member of staff of the Office of the PLA or an authorised officer of a relevant local government. Disclosures of information may only be made:

Last updated 27/08/2014