Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz this week announced Wright locals who would like the opportunity to attend Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli in 2015 can apply for the ballot now.
The 100th anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli will be a very significant commemorative occasion and I know of several local schools and community groups interested in attending,
I encourage anyone who is interested to apply as soon as possible because the experience is a special opportunity which, from all accounts, will change your life said Mr Buchholz.
To ensure that Australians and New Zealanders can attend as safely, securely and comfortably possible, a fair and open ballot is being held to allocate place for official Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli in 2015.
Places will be available for 8,000 Australians, 2,000 New Zealanders and 500 official representatives of all countries involved in the Gallipoli campaign.
Of the 8,000 Australian places, 2,000 will be available for special representatives such as direct descendants, the veteran community and secondary school students and their chaperones. The remaining 6,000 places will be accessible to all Australians who meet the specific eligibility criteria to apply.
Widows of Australian First World War veterans do not need to apply for the ballot and will be contacted separately by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The ballots close at midnight on 31 January 2014 and applicants will be notified of the outcome in March 2014.
For more information on the Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli, eligibility for the ballot and to apply, visit www.galipoli2015.dva.gov.au. To request a paper application form, call Ticketek on 1300 364 002.