About SNORE Australia

SNORE Australia is Australia's largest groups of sleep disorders centres. Our mission is to provide high quality, affordable sleep studies, so that every patient referred to us can achieve optimal medical care for their sleep problem, regardless of their financial status. We have been providing sleep study services since 2000, and presently provide both bulk-billed and fully private laboratory studies. We perform only full "Level 1" sleep studies, which are of the highest international standard.

We have conveniently located sleep clinics in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. We perform over 28 000 sleep studies each year, offering patients and referring doctors what we believe to be an unsurpassed, comprehensive, state-of the-art service for diagnosing and treating patients with sleep disorders.


Dr Sean Tolurst

Consultant Respiratory and Sleep Physician

Dr Sean Tolhurst graduated from The University of Queensland as a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours and then from The Flinders University of South Australia with his Medical Degree, again at an Honours level. He is formally qualified as a Consultant Physician in Thoracic and Sleep Medicine. Since 1993, he has had hands-on technical, scientific and medical experience of sleep-disorders.

Dr Tolhurst is a co-author of a past edition of the combined Australasian Sleep Association and Thoracic society of Australia and New Zealand’s Guidelines for the performance of sleep studies in adults, and is one of only three (3) Sleep Physicians in Australia to hold the USA sleep technologists’ board qualification (RPSGT). He has served as the Director of Clinical Training at the Greenslopes Private Hospital and is actively involved in the education and training of the next generation of doctors with his work through the University of Queensland and Griffith University medical schools.


Dr David Cunnington

Specialist Sleep Physician

Dr David Cunnington is a Melbourne based Specialist Sleep Physician delivering a high standard of clinical care to clients with complex sleep problems and promoting sleep health through research, education and advocacy.

Dr Cunnington practices exclusively in sleep medicine, managing a broad range of sleep problems including insomnia, snoring and sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome and narcolepsy. He has a particular interest in complex sleep problems and their interaction with physical and mental health.

Dr Cunnington trained in sleep medicine both in Australia and Harvard Medical School in the United States. He has Australian and International qualifications in sleep medicine and the use of behavioural and psychological treatments in sleep. These broad training experiences and qualifications allow Dr Cunnington to use a range of non-drug treatments in managing sleep problems, as well as 
use medications when needed.