If you are a company or individual who introduces people interested in having personal relationships or attending a social gathering, you must be licensed as an introduction agent to work in Queensland.
You must be licensed if you offer services to clients in Queensland, even if you operate from interstate, overseas or solely online.
You do not need this licence if you:
- are a community and non-profit organisation, or you organise other public events such as dances
- supply lists of people seeking relationships for under $100, where people can get details of potential partners without directly contacting you or people who receive or submit information are not obliged to use your service again
- are a prostitution provider.
To apply for a introduction agent licence, you must:
- be 18 years or older
- not be affected by bankruptcy action
- not have been convicted of a disqualifying offence in the last five years
- not have been a licensee or an approved manager under the Prostitution Act 1999 in the previous five years.
A corporation can not hold an introduction agent licence if:
- it is an externally administered body corporate
- it has been convicted of a disqualifying offence within the previous five years
- any associated person of the corporation does not meet the individual eligibility requirements (see above).
There are no training requirements for introduction agents.
Applying for a introduction agent licence
- meet the eligibility criteria
- complete Introduction Agents Form 1 - Application for introduction agents licence (PDF, 553 KB)
- pay the licence fee of $630.00 for one year, $1125.00 for two years or $1695.00 for three years
- pay the criminal history check fee of $38.40 for each person on the application form
- lodge your application (see the application form for lodgement details).
Applicants must undergo a criminal history check to confirm their suitability.
The criminal history check costs $38.40 (which includes $1.13 GST) for each person who appears on the application form. The fee applies to all applications and renewal notices.
Processing time is 4-6 weeks. However, it can take longer if we need to contact you for missing information or fees.
The processing time may be up to six weeks because the criminal history check process, handled by the Queensland Police Service, is thorough and time consuming.
Send certified documents
Take the original document and a copy to a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations, solicitor, barrister or a Notary Public. They will stamp and/or sign the copy and write ´This is a true copy of the original document´.
The Department of Justice and Attorney-General has a list of JPs in your area. Otherwise, contact your local post office, courthouse, bank, shopping centre manager or pharmacy who may be able to advise on the location of local JPs.
Please note that a photocopy is not a certified document.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to a partial refund if you withdraw your application or it is refused. We will also refund any unused criminal history check fees or fingerprinting fees.
Last reviewed 28/09/2012