Adult entertainment permit - Queensland


You will need this permit if you intend to provide adult (sexually explicit) entertainment on premises licensed to sell liquor.

This permit allows you to provide adult entertainment only in an approved area and during the approved hours, both of which will be set out in your permit.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You are eligible for this permit:

  • if you already hold a liquor licence or hold a community liquor permit or restricted liquor permit
  • have consent from the local council (once per location, if a new application is made within 30 days of the expiry of a previous permit).

You will also need to comply with the Adult Entertainment Code and undergo a criminal history check.

Please be aware that there are a number of restrictions placed on licensed premises that offer adult entertainment. It is advised that you contact the Office before applying.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will need to have an approved controller on site whenever adult entertainment is provided.


Permits can be issued for one-off occasions (no more than six times in a year) or for an ongoing period of three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $2421.00

Three years. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $938.00

One off occasion. Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $234.60

Application to extend, on a regular basis, the hours during which adult entertainment may be provided. Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $78.65

Application for variation of hours during which adult entertainment may be provided for one occasion. Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $303.60

Application to make another change to an existing permit. Fees for 2023-24

Publications Details process


It is not mandatory for applications for one-off permits to be advertised, though you may be asked to do so as part of the approval process.

All application for three year permits must be advertised, notifying the public of the application and the grounds for objection.

Application process


To apply for a one-off permit or a three-year permit, you must submit the following:

  • Form 32: Application for adult entertainment permit  
  • Form 33: Personal details schedule (for the applicant)
  • Form 34: Character reference
  • management plan (see below)
  • application fee
  • a company extract showing all current directors (only if the applicant is a corporation).

Your application for an adult entertainment permit must be accompanied by a management plan. The management plan must include:

  • a description of the proposed areas (including dimensions) to be used for sexually explicit entertainment
  • a layout plan (scale 1:100) of the proposed area, including the liquor service points
  • how the area will be screened from other areas and the outside
  • patron seating areas
  • the stage area (whether temporary or permanent) and how it will be separated from the audience
  • the change rooms for performers
  • the ratio of staff and security (for every 50 patrons) who will be on duty in the area during performances
  • details on how you will ensure that there is no audience participation during performances.

Compliance officers will inspect every venue subject to an application to verify details of the management plan.

Approval time

The average processing time for applications is at least three months


This permit cannot be transferred.

Additional information

Adult entertainment is 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.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

Licensing Division

Contact details

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