Approved controller - Queensland

Service summary

Legislative amendments commencing 1 July 2014 have introduced a new approval process for controllers who supervise the conduct of adult entertainment. These changes to the legislation mean that the applicant for an 'approved controller' approval will be the individual - not the holder of the adult entertainment permit.

If the applicant is determined to be suitable, the individual will be issued with a 5 year approval as an 'approved controller' and is able to be employed at any premises approved to conduct adult entertainment in Queensland. The new controller's approval is not restricted to a particular venue.

As part of the new legislation, any person who is currently nominated as a controller on a current adult entertainment permit on 1 July 2014, will be automatically deemed an 'approved controller' and will be issued with a five year approval and identification card

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.


Successful applicants will be issued with a 5 year approval.


All fees are indexed annually. Annual fees are payable by 31 July each year.

The OLGR credit card payment authority form can be used for credit card payments of all OLGR fees.

OLGR will not accept credit card details by fax or email, including PDF attachments. If an email is received with credit card details, it will be deleted immediately and your form will not be processed. This is in accordance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.


Application for approval as a controller


You must submit the following to the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation:

  • Form 51: Application for approved controller of adult entertainment
  • application fee.

Note: Investigations will be undertaken into the criminal histories of all parties involved in the application.

Transfer details

This approval cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation
Licensing Division

Act(s) name

Liquor Act 1992 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Regulation 2002 (Queensland)

Liquor (Approval of Adult Entertainment Code) Regulation 2002 (Queensland)

Contact details

Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation
Licensing Division

Operating address:
63 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 180
City East, Queensland 4002


13 QGOV (13 74 68)


07 3872 0998

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