A licensed brothel could soon return to Mackay if an application submitted to the Prostitution Licensing Authority this year is successful.
A licensed brothel could soon return to Mackay if an application submitted to the Prostitution Licensing Authority this year is successful.

REVEALED: When Mackay could get its only brothel back

A BROTHEL may once again operate in the region by 2021 if an application is approved.

Mackay has not had a brothel since Club 7 on Enterprise St in Paget shut down five years ago.

An application has been submitted to the Prostitution Licensing Authority.

It will be decided on sometime between now and next year.

More stories:

Why Mackay needs a brothel in the works

Detective gives more details on lab utensils, firearms found

WATCH: Mackay fisherman uses Ooshies to catch 100+ fish

If successful, it will bring the total number of brothels in Queensland to 22, following a successful application in March for one to open in Townsville.

The Mackay brothel will be limited to a maximum of five service rooms under Queensland law.

It will also be restricted to no more than eight sex workers at the brothel at any one time.

Subscriber benefits:

Your daily dose of Harry Bruce cartoons

Five ways to get more from your digital subscription

WATCH: Your guide to reading the Daily Mercury online