Approved controller of adult entertainment - Queensland


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.


Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $521.70

Application for approval as a controller

Miscellaneous -

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 process

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 process

This approval cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

Licensing Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Licensing Division

Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Operating address: 63 George Street
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 180
City East, Queensland 4002
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Fax: 07 3872 0998