07 June, 2013
The Hon Peter Dutton, Federal Member for Dickson and Shadow Minister for Health and
Ageing, is pleased to announce that the ballot procedures for Gallipoli 2015 Centenary
attendance have been announced.
“The ANZAC Centenary will be one of the most significant remembrance events in our
nation’s history, and an opportunity to honour those who sacrificed so much for Australia and our way of life,” said Mr Dutton.
Due to the capacity restrictions of the Gallipoli Commemorative Site, it will be necessary
for a ballot to be conducted to allocate places at the 2015 Gallipoli event.
“It is unfortunate that there must be a ballot, though we should be heartened that there is
such pride and interest in our nation’s history,” said Mr Dutton.
Mr Dutton encouraged residents to consider visiting Gallipoli throughout 2015.
“2015 will be an important year for all Australians, and I encourage all those interested to
consider travelling to Gallipoli throughout the year, given that the battle itself went for 8
months after the landing on April 25, 1915,” Mr Dutton said.
The ANZAC Commemorative Site has been determined to have a capacity of 10,500
people. Approximately 8000 of those places have been allocated to Australians; with a
portion of passes reserved for groups with familial connections to the 1915 Gallipoli
campaign. Widows of Gallipoli campaign Veterans will be automatically entitled to attend.
The ballot will open for registrations in early November 2013, and will close on the 31
January 2014. The outcome of the ballot will be announced in March 2014.
More detail about the ballot and about the commemoration event can be found on at
Christian Hayes or Jen Cochrane – (07) 3205 9977 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or