Trevor Snooks

Volunteer, Cancer Council Tasmania’s transport 2 treatment program

2023 TAS Senior Australian of the Year Nominee

Trevor Snooks, a volunteer with the Cancer Council’s transport 2 treatment program, has made the four-hour round trip from Burnie to Launceston every week for the past 16 years.

But he doesn’t make the journey alone. He’s driven thousands of cancer patients and their carers to important appointments since the program began in 2006. 

It’s his way of giving back to the community after having to retire due to a prostate cancer scare himself.

He set a target from the outset, saying he’d be satisfied if he could ‘stick it out’ and volunteer until he was 80, a milestone he’s already celebrated. Trevor made his last trip in 2022.

He’s regarded as the backbone of the program in the state’s north-west, maintaining vehicles and acting as the go-to person for any on-the-ground issues.

Countless people have benefited from Trevor’s many volunteering roles between 1964 and 2022, including his decades of service to the South Burnie Football Club.