The Bundaberg Region is the ideal location when trying to achieve the elusive work-life balance. At Charltons Lawyers, several of our staff live on rural properties or acreage only a short drive from the office, and not far from the beach – there’s no doubt it is a great place to raise a family. 

This was the primary reason that, after several years of study in Brisbane, I moved back to the Bundaberg Region and haven’t looked back. Living in the Region has allowed me to receive training in a wide variety of areas and find my niche in the property law and commercial law sector, quickly advancing my career to achieve Partnership in 2019 while also having a family.

Our business is a small, family-oriented firm, with two partners and three solicitors in addition to support staff. Our solicitors have a high degree of autonomy and responsibility for their own caseload and the partners are approachable and have an ‘open door’ policy.

Our solicitors learn directly from the partners which provides them with invaluable experience. The work environment focuses principally on being an integral part of, and serving, the local community.

Because of this, and our love of the lifestyle the Bundaberg Region offers, our entire team is passionate about helping others achieve their own dreams of buying a home, property or building a business in the Bundaberg Region.

Our job is to help you through the process and provide peace of mind. For residential conveyancing we offer a complementary review, and talk you through the contract before you sign. For all conveyancing, be it business, residential, rural or commercial, we assist with searches and due diligence investigations, negotiating changes to the contract, help if there are issues identified (such as pest and building issues), and attend to the settlement.

If you are entering a commercial lease, we can review the terms, provide advice on payments and maintenance you will need to attend to. For retail shop leases, we can also provide a Legal Advice report which is required under the legislation before entering into the lease.


Kelly Dwyer is a partner at Charlton’s Lawyers, Bundaberg’s longest-serving law firm.