Approved manager's certificate - Queensland


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a brothel. Brothels in Queensland must be personally supervised by the licensee or an approved manager whenever it is open for business.

This licence allows you to become the registered manager at premises used for the intention of prostitution but does not permit escort services.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You will not be eligible for this licence if you:

  • are a corporation or under 18 years of age
  • are insolvent under administration
  • hold a licence or permit under the Liquor Act 1992
  • have been convicted of a disqualifying offence
  • have had a licence or other authority to provide prostitution at a brothel cancelled in the last three years
  • have had a certificate or other authority to manage a brothel cancelled in the last three years.

In addition to this licence, you will also need to gain a brothel licence and developmental approval from your local government authority for the premises to be used as a brothel.


3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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You can find the current fees here.

Application process


Applicants should be advised that the application process for this licence is very intensive and intrusive. For instance, you will be asked about any convictions for a criminal offence, for details of any company in which you have a controlling interest, details of any international travel over the previous five years, your employment history, details of any prior involvement in the sex industry, details of any associates, and financial details (including your assets and liabilities).


You cannot transfer this certificate.

Administering agency

Prostitution Licensing Authority

Contact details

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