Adult entertainment permit - Queensland



You must apply for an adult entertainment permit if you wish to conduct sexually explicit entertainment on licensed premises. You can apply for an adult entertainment permit for one-off occasions, or for an ongoing period of 3 years.

Any adult entertainment conducted on licensed premises must by authorised by an adult entertainment permit.  

Adult entertainment is defined in the Liquor Act 1992 and includes where the anus, vulva, vagina, penis or scrotum of any performer or staff member will be visible, either deliberately or by accident, during the provision of entertainment or other activities at your venue.  

Note: You may make up to 6 one-off applications each year, otherwise you require a 3-year permit.

Trading conditions

There are a number of restrictions on what can or cannot occur in relation to adult entertainment.

  • If you are conducting sexually explicit entertainment under an adult entertainment permit, you must display a sign at the entrance to the room or area advising patrons that adult entertainment is being provided and that minors cannot enter. This sign will be provided to you by the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation upon approval of your permit.
  • If you wish to advertise the adult entertainment, the advertisement must not describe the sexually explicit nature of the acts performed in the entertainment.
  • If you wish to advertise the adult entertainment through print media, the advertisement must not contain graphics or photographs and it must be limited in size to not more than 80mm x 50mm.
  • Any other advertising for adult entertainment such as matchboxes, napkins, coasters, building signs, car signs, etc, must not contain graphics or photographs.
  • You must not publish any advertisement for adult entertainment through radio or television, or by film or video recording. 


Form 33: Personal details schedule (adult entertainment)

Credit card payment authority form

Form 9: Application for approved extended trading hours

Form 34: Character reference

Form 51: Application for approved controller of adult entertainment

Form 10: Application for one-off extended trading hours (liquor or gaming)

Form 32: Application for adult entertainment permit

Service type


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


Permits can be issued for one-off occasions, or for an ongoing period of 3 years.


Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $2084.00

Application for adult entertainment permit (3 years)

Application $807.60

Application for adult entertainment permit (one-off occasion)

Application $201.90

Application to extend, on a regular basis, the hours during which adult entertainment may be provided

Application $261.30

Application to make another change to an existing permit

Variation $67.70

Application for variation of hours during which adult entertainment may be provided for one occasion

Additional Information

Protection of minors

Regardless of the circumstances, the provisions of section 155AA of the Liquor Act 1992 state that minors must not be in an approved area when adult entertainment is being provided. This means that a minor can not be in an approved area in the capacity of a performer of adult entertainment or as an employee in any capacity. These restrictions are imposed to prevent minors being exposed to or getting involved in adult entertainment activities.

Criminal history check

A criminal history check will be conducted for each new person named on the application form (e.g. licensee, permittee, or company director).

Investigations will be undertaken into the criminal histories of the operator and all associates. Consideration will be given to the previous conduct of the applicant in the business. Checks will be conducted through the Prostitution Licensing Authority to ensure that no links exist between approved brothels and premises to which an adult entertainment permit relates.

Comments regarding the application will be sought from the police and local authority. Licensing officers will inspect every venue subject to an application to verify that the specified area is suitable for the entertainment ensuring that the area:

  • is fully enclosed in a way that prevents a person outside the area from seeing inside; and
  • does not contain a lounge, booth or compartment for private use by persons attending

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.

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