An individual who works unlicensed as an introduction agent faces penalties up to $20 000. Individuals can be fined up to $54 000 for other breaches of the Act.
If you hold a current licence and are found guilty of a disqualifying offence, we will automatically cancel your licence. You will be ineligible for a licence for five years from your conviction date. You can appeal the cancellation within 28 days to a Magistrates Court.
A disqualifying offence is any offence you have been found guilty of:
- under the Drugs Misuse Act 1986 that is punishable by imprisonment of one year or more. Examples include possessing, producing or supplying dangerous drugs and possessing things used in connection with a dangerous drug
- under the Prostitution Act 1999. An example is public soliciting for the purpose of prostitution
- under the Vagrants, Gaming and Other Offences Act 1931, committed before 1 February 1993
- against a provision of the Criminal Code mentioned in the Schedule to the Act. Examples include murder, manslaughter, rape, assault, sexual assault, offences relating to the administration of justice, stealing, extortion, fraud and receiving stolen property.
Last reviewed 01/07/2011