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Licence fees and forms

Becoming a licensee

If you meet the suitability requirements and are interested in applying for a brothel licence, please contact us on (07) 3858 9500 to find out more.

Forms

Making a new application

Annual returns

Brothel licensees and approved managers need to submit an annual return in Year 1 and 2 of their licence or certificate period.

Renewing a licence or certificate

Brothel licences and approved manager certificates are renewed every 3 years.

Changing approved manager details

Payment plans

Payment plans may be available on annual returns.

Fees in Queensland

Brothel licences

Fees are based on:

  • the application fee
  • how many licensees are involved in operating the brothel
  • the number of brothel rooms used to provide prostitution services.

New licences and renewals

   Number of rooms
   1 2 3 4 5
Number of licensees 1 $23,005 $27,250 $31,495 $35,740 $39,985
2 $31,145 $35,390 $39,365 $43,880 $48,125
3 $39,285 $43,530 $47,775 $52,020 $56,265
4 $47,425 $51,670 $55,915 $60,160 $64,405

Licensee annual returns

   Number of rooms
   1 2 3 4 5
Number of licensees1 $20,055 $24,300 $28,545 $32,790 $37,035
2 $25,245 $29,490 $33,735 $37,980 $42,225
3 $30,435 $34,680 $38,925 $43,170 $47,415
4 $35,625 $39,870 $44,115 $48,360 $52,605

Approved manager certificate

New certificates and renewals Annual return Variation (change to certificate details) Replacement certificate
$1,178.00 $882.00 $104.50 $23.10

Note: Credit card surcharges of 0.45% apply.