06 December, 2013
The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Federal Member for Dickson, today encouraged local residents to enter the ballot for places at the 2015 Gallipoli Anzac Centenary Commemorations.
“The enduring legacy of the ANZAC is one of which all Australians should be proud,” said Mr Dutton.
“Our national identity was forged on the rocky shores and in the trenches of that foreign
conflict so many years ago,” he added.
On the 25th of April 2015 Australia and New Zealand will mark the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli.
“The ANZAC Centenary will be an event of great national significance,” said Mr Dutton.
Due to the overwhelming demand from potential attendees and the limited capacity of the ANZAC Commemorative Site, the government will be conducting a fair, open and
transparent ballot to allocate the 8,000 places available to Australians.
The ballot is now open and will close at midnight on the 31st of January 2014. The ballot is free to enter, though there is a limit of one application per person.
Applicants will be advised if they were successful in March 2014, allowing successful
applicants time to organise and pay for their voyage to Gallipoli.
“It is unfortunate that there must be a ballot, though we should take pride in that so many Australians wish to travel so far to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice,” Mr Dutton said.
For more information and to enter the ballot, head to the Gallipoli 2015 website at www.gallipoli2015dva.gov.au
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