Southern Property Transfers is a conveyancing firm located in Nowra on the South Coast NSW with a second office in Bowral in the Southern Highlands NSW. Being established for 15 years, Southern Property Transfers is leading the way in the conveyancing industry being big enough to look after the biggest of property developers, however still small enough to ensure that every client has that personal, professional service.

As a Conveyancing firm, we carry out the legal transfer of buying and selling property in NSW. Our other services include commercial leasing and sale and purchasing of business.

We aim to educate each of our customers along the way, explaining every step that is taken, as well as providing regular updates to ensure the highest quality service is achieved. We understand that you are trusting us with your property, and that’s why we pride ourselves on our work, always completing each contract to a high standard.

Within our team, there is a wealth of experience. Each one of our employees are integral to business operations.



Licensed Conveyancer

Leah is a licensed conveyancer with nearly 30 years of experience. She is very approachable and professional during all conveyancing transactions. 

Leah started her conveyancing career at 17 years old as a junior conveyancing assistant. She worked in the Campbelltown area, for a solicitor followed by a licensed conveyancer. This helped Leah develop a love for property law, where she went to Macquarie University and studied Conveyancing Law and Practice, graduating in 2000 as a Licensed Conveyancer.

Since then, Leah has owned and operated Wollondilly Conveyancing Centre, before moving to the Shoalhaven to begin Southern Property Transfers. With nearly 30 years of experience in the industry, Leah prides herself on an extensive knowledge of all conveyancing procedures. Her favourite aspect of being a Licensed Conveyancer is being a part of her client’s journey and achieving their dreams of becoming property owners.


Licensed Conveyancer

Nicole is a licensed conveyancer with over 25 years of experience in all aspects of conveyancing. Nicole has achieved an Associate Degree is Law, and she joined the Southern Property Transfers team in March 2019, when she relocated to the south coast. Nicole is also a Justice of the Peace.



Lisa is the conveyancing secretary to Leah and Nicole, and has been in the administration and customer service industry for over 25 years. Since joining our office back in February 2018, Lisa has been the first point of contact for our clients. Currently, Lisa is studying conveyancing at Macquarie University, and will become a licensed conveyancer in 2023, perfectly complementing our team.



Deb is an experienced receptionist and secretary who has decades of experience in the legal administration industry. Since joining our office in July 2021, Deb has been the first point of contact for our clients. She enjoys getting to know all our clients, and can give you all the information you need to get you started on the purchase or sale of property.

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licensed conveyancer

Melissa is a licensed conveyancer with over 20 years of experience. She began conveyancing in 1998 and has predominantly worked in the Macarthur & Wollondilly areas, and became a licensed conveyancer in 2002 after studying at Macquarie University. Melissa has previously worked with both Leah and Nicole as a part of Wollondilly & The NSW Conveyancing Centre, and is excited to be working with them again at Southern Property Transfers. Melissa brings with her a wealth of knowledge and completes our team of Licensed Conveyancers at Southern Property Transfers.

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