Ballot for ANZAC commemmoration

Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury residents interested in attending the 2015 ANZAC commemoration in Gallipoli have until the end of January to apply for the ballot.

“The 100th anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli will be a very significant commemorative occasion for the people of both nations,” said Federal Member for Macquarie Louise Markus.

“To ensure Australians and New Zealanders can attend as safely, securely and comfortably possible, a fair, open and transparent ballot is being held to allocate places for official Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli in 2015.’’

The minimum age to apply is 18, and applicants must meet eligibility criteria such as Australian citizenship or permanent residency.

The ballots close at midnight on January 31, 2014 and applicants will be notified of the outcome in March.

Eight thousand places are available to Australians, with 2000 of those reserved for veterans’ families, direct descendants and secondary school students.

For more information or to apply, visit: www.gallipoli2015.dva.gov.au, or to request a paper application form, call Ticketek on 1300 364 002.

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