According to 7, there has been a hold up with securing bail money, via the titles of properties held by Dawson and his brother. However, he expected to be released before Christmas.
The process towards freedom has been a long one. On Friday afternoon, Chris Dawson's lawyer Greg Walsh made an application for bail, with Dawson's family offering $1.5 million in security.
Magistrate Robert Williams decided to adjourn the court, to make a decision on Monday.
Magistrate Robert Williams told the court, “I consider the Crown’s case is not a weak case,” as reported by local media.
Mr Dawson will report to Maroochydore police station daily and he can not travel more than 20 kilometres from his home.
Lynette Dawson vanished in 1982, and Mr Dawson has now been charged with her murder, after years of speculation surrounding the case.
Arrested last week, 70-year-old Dawson has always maintained his innocence.
His family previously claimed Lynette ran away in 1982.
This article originally appeared on WHO