Application for Approved Brothel Manager Certificate - Queensland


Holding a brothel licence authorises you to operate a brothel at which prostitution services are offered. At all times the brothel is open for business, the brothel must be personally supervised by the licensee or an approved manager.

You may only personally supervise a licensed brothel pursuant to this requirement if you hold an Approved manager's certificate for the particular brothel.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

As an applicant you must not be ineligible in terms of Section 34 of the Prostitution Act 1999 and must be a suitable person to be an approved manager of a licensed brothel in accordance with section 42 of the Act.


This certificate will remain in effect for three years.


You can obtain information on fees from the agency.

Application process

Submit a completed application form and required fees to the Office of the Prostitution Licensing Authority (PLA).

The application kit, which includes application forms and a guide booklet, is available by contacting the Authority, or from the PLA website.

As an applicant for an approved manager's certificate you are subject to extensive vetting and you should expect that the process will take some time to complete.

Other fees may apply.  For full information, you can contact the Prostitution Licensing Authority or refer to Schedule 2 of the Prostitution Regulation 2000.


You cannot transfer this certificate.

Additional information

Information regarding the fee structure is available from the Prostitution Licensing Authority website.

Administering agency

Prostitution Licensing Authority

Contact details

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Prostitution Licensing Authority

Operating address: Level 3
5 Gardner Close
Milton, Queensland 4064
Mailing address: GPO BOX 3196
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3858 9500
Fax: 07 3876 3641
Website: Prostitution Licensing Authority (Opens in new window)