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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

PDF forms

Fees in Queensland

Brothel licences

Our fees and charges increase on 1 July each year.

The fees structure on this website is displayed in dollar values.

On 1 July 2022 our fees and charges were increased by 2.5% in line with Government’s indexation policy.

From 1 July 2022, the fees will be displayed in the Prostitution Regulation 2022 as a number of fee units, not dollars.

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

Application processing cannot commence until both the application form and the relevant fee is received by the PLA.

New licences and renewals

   Number of rooms
   1 2 3 4 5
Number of licensees 1 $23,581 $27,932 $32,283 $36,634 $40,985
2 $31,921 $36,272 $40,623 $44,974 $49,325
3 $40,261 $44,612 $48,963 $53,314 $57,665
4 $48,601 $52,952 $57,303 $61,654 $66,005

Licensee annual returns

   Number of rooms
   1 2 3 4 5
Number of licensees1 $20,561 $24,912 $29,263 $33,614 $37,965
2 $25,881 $30,232 $34,583 $38,934 $43,285
3 $31,201 $35,552 $39,903 $44,254 $48,605
4 $36,521 $40,872 $45,223 $49,574 $53,925

Approved manager certificate

New certificates and renewals Annual return Variation (change to certificate details) Replacement certificate
$1,207.00 $904.00 $107.15 $23.70

Note: Credit card surcharges of 0.45% apply.

Payment plans

Payment plans may be available on annual returns.