Brothel licences and approved managers certificates
There are strict rules under the Prostitution Act 1999 (the Act) about:
- how brothels in Queensland operate
- who can be licensed to operate a brothel
- who can be certified to manage a brothel.
To operate a brothel in Queensland you must have a brothel licence.
To manage a brothel in Queensland you must have a manager’s certificate.
Licensing and sole operator sex workers
Sole operator sex workers don’t need a licence from the Authority or any other government agency. They must comply with relevant provisions of the Prostitution Act and Chapter 22A of the Criminal Code.
Applying for a brothel licence or approved manager certificate
To apply for a brothel licence or approved manager certificate you must:
Application processing cannot commence until both the application form and fee are received by the PLA.
Under the Prostitution Act 1999 (the Act), you must have a licence from the Authority if you want to operate a brothel in Queensland.