Lyn Geer


2024 VIC Senior Australian of the Year Nominee

Lyn Geer believes that while one person cannot help everyone, everyone can help someone. 

As a volunteer for more than two decades, Lyn has put this belief into practice. She’s worked for numerous not-for-profits including the Banksia Palliative Care Service, The Smith Family, VIEW Clubs of Australia and Leith Park Retirement Village. 

Lyn’s compassion, energy and commitment has improved the lives of hundreds of people in need – whether that person is a child from a disadvantaged family, a neighbour in need or a stranger grappling with terminal illness.  

Volunteering in palliative care has taught Lyn to cherish each day, listen deeply to others and to value life as a precious gift.  

Lyn has gone above and beyond the expectations of volunteers to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2015, she was a highly commended nominee for the Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Award for her work with The Smith Family.