Ballot now open for Anzac Day centenary

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Member for Hinkler, Keith Pitt is encouraging local residents who wish to attend Anzac Day centenary commemorations in Gallipoli to apply for the official ballot.

Mr Pitt said a fair, open and transparent ballot was being held to enable 8,000 Australians to safely and comfortably attend 100th anniversary commemorations in 2015.

“Of those, 2000 places will be provided to veterans, direct descendants of the fallen and secondary school students,” Mr Pitt said.

“Widows of Australian First World War veterans do not need to apply for the ballot, as they will be contacted directly by the Australian Government.

“Hinkler residents can apply to be among the 6000 Australians (3000 double passes) who visit Gallipoli on April 25, 2015.”

Mr Pitt said the ballot would remain open until January 31 next year.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by March.

To apply online visit www.gallipoli2015.dva.gov.au or telephone Ticketek on 1300 364 002 to request a paper application form.

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