Bronte Quayle joined the Attorney-General’s Department in 1950. In 1962, he was awarded the Star of Pakistan by the Government of Pakistan. He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1969. He was appointed as First Parliamentary Counsel in 1977 and appointed a Queen’s Counsel for the Australian Capital Territory in 1978. He was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1979. He retired as First Parliamentary Counsel in 1981.