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Fees and forms - sex work service providers - Consumer Affairs Victoria

Fees and forms - sex work service providers

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The table below sets out fees for the 2018-19 financial year.

Fees are automatically indexed for inflation on 1 July every year.

Calling the Business Licensing Authority (BLA) costs the same as a local call. Additional charges may apply if you are calling from overseas, on a mobile or payphone.

Activity

Form

Fee (all amounts are GST exempt)

Apply for a sex work service provider licence (including brothel or escort agency)

Sex work service provider application (Word, 1.1MB)

Brothel only: $6,619.30

Escort agency only: $3,309.60

Brothel and escort agency: $6,619.30

National criminal history and other record checks

Consent to national criminal history and other record checks (Word, 837KB)

N/A

Apply for, or renew, a brothel manager approval

Application for approval of manager of licensed brothel

$491.90

Register a small owner-operator (exempt escort agency or brothel)

Small owner-operator (exempt sex work service provider) registration application

N/A

Nominate a licensee or licensees to be in effective control of a brothel business that is run by more than one licensee

Sex work service providers – effective control nomination (Word, 264KB)

N/A

Nominate a licensee or approved manager to be in effective control of a brothel business during the absence of a licensee in effective control

Sex work service providers absence of licensee (Word, 629 KB)

N/A

Seek consent from landlord to operate an exempt brothel

Exempt brothel - landlord consent (Word, 437KB)

N/A

Apply for permission to manage a brothel while insolvent

Permission application – insolvent brothel manager (Word, 554KB)

$126.00

Update your details prior to next annual return - sex work service providers

You can update your licence details at any time. Document your proposed changes and send them to the BLA by:

email:

Use the BLA enquiry form

or

post:

Business Licensing Authority
Box 322B
GPO Melbourne VIC 3001

N/A unless registering:

  • new rooms
  • telephone numbers
  • business names

depending on licence type: $709.20 (per item), divided between business partners

Apply to have licence conditions or restrictions varied, revoked, or imposed

Sex work service provider licence variation application (Word, 971KB)

$1,656.40

Update your details prior to next annual return - Small owner-operator (exempt escort agency or brothel)

You can update your licence details at any time.

Complete and lodge the Small owner-operators - registration renewal/update online

Note: this form requires the latest version of Adobe Reader to be installed on your PC. To download for free, visit the Adobe Reader download page on the Adobe website.

The forms are compatible with the following web browsers:

  • Firefox 19 or later
  • Internet Explorer 8 or later

N/A

Lodge licence annual statement and fees - sex work service providers

Your annual statement will be sent to you either via email or post up to six weeks prior to your anniversary date. If you do not receive this notification, call the BLA on 1300 135 452. ‚Äč

Once you receive your annual statement, complete and return your printed annual statement form within the six weeks prior to your licence anniversary date.

Brothels

  • Annual licence fee: $3,782.40
  • Annual second and subsequent rooms fee: $709.20
  • Annual second and subsequent business names fee: $697.90. Room and business names fees are divided between business partners.

Escort agencies

  • Annual licence fee: $3,782.40
  • Annual second and subsequent telephone numbers fee: $709.20
  • Annual second and subsequent business names fee: $709.20. Business names fees are divided between business partners.

Escort agencies and brothels

  • Annual licence fee: $3,782.40
  • Annual second and subsequent telephone numbers fee: $709.20
  • Annual second and subsequent business names fee: $709.20
  • Annual second and subsequent rooms fee: $709.20. Room and business names fees are divided between business partners.

Lodge licence annual statement and fees - small owner-operator (exempt escort agency or brothel)

Your annual statement will be sent to you either via email or post within the six weeks prior to your anniversary date. If you do not receive this notification, call the BLA on 1300 135 452.

Once you receive your annual statement you can lodge it in one of the following ways:

Note: this form requires the latest version of Adobe Reader to be installed on your PC. To download for free, visit the Adobe Reader download page on the Adobe website.

The forms are compatible with the following web browsers:

  • Firefox 19 or later
  • Internet Explorer 8 or later

or

  • complete and return your printed annual statement form within the six weeks
N/A

Apply for an extension of time to lodge annual statement and fee

N/A – send the BLA a request in writing accompanied by the prescribed fee within the six weeks prior to your licence anniversary date

$283.70

Lodge late fee

N/A – the BLA will send a late notice to you if the BLA does not receive your annual statement and fee by your licence anniversary date

$567.50

Inspect the licence and approvals register and obtain a copy of an entry in it

N/A - the public register is available for inspection. To arrange an appointment to inspect the register, call the BLA on 1300 13 54 52.

$38.40 for the inspection and a copy of a single entry

$38.40 for each additional copy of an entry requested

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