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This page contains information to support your attendance at an overseas commemoration organised by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). Service specific information as well as what to expect and how to prepare before you travel is provided.

Attendance passes will be required for most overseas commemorations conducted by DVA within the safe, secure and comfortable carrying capacity of the commemorative sites. To confirm whether an attendance pass is required for the service you are attending, please check the service specific page.

Obtain your attendance pass for available overseas commemorations.

Service date  Service name Location
The following commemorative services are scheduled for 2017 and 2018
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 Anzac Day Dawn Service, Gallipoli, Turkey Anzac Commemorative Site, Gallipoli, Turkey
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 Centenary of the Battle of Polygon Wood, Passchendaele 5th Division Memorial, Buttes New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 Centenary of the Battle of Beersheba, Sinai-Palestine Campaign Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, Be’er Sheva, Israel
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 Anzac Day Dawn Service, Gallipoli, Turkey Anzac Commemorative Site, Gallipoli, Turkey
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 Centenary of the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Wednesday, 4 July 2018 Centenary of the Battle of Hamel Australian Corps Memorial, Le Hamel, France
Sunday, 11 November 2018 Centenary of the First World War Armistice Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France

 

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Current registrations for commemorative services scheduled for 2017 and 2018 (last updated on Monday 22 May)
Service Category A Category B Category C Total Occupation
Battle of Polygon Wood 2017 Capacity: 2000
Occupation: 341
Capacity: 900
Occupation: 19
Capacity: 150
Occupation: 36
396
Battle of Beersheba 2017 Safe site capacity for the Beersheba centenary commemorations has been reached (inclusive of passes set aside for official guest representatives). A waitlist has now been activated.
Anzac Day Gallipoli Turkey 2018 Capacity: 4900
Occupation: 34
N/A Capacity: 300
Occupation: 1
35
Anzac Day Villers-Bretonneux France 2018 Capacity: 5500
Occupation: 1548
Capacity: 1700
Occupation: 109
Capacity: 200
Occupation: 43
1700
Battle of Hamel 2018 Capacity: 2000
Occupation: 132
Capacity: 400
Occupation: 28
Capacity: 150
Occupation: 11
171
Centenary of WWI Armistice Villers-Bretonneux 2018 Capacity: 5500
Occupation: 140
Capacity: 1700
Occupation: 26
Capacity: 200
Occupation: 12
178

Category A: Australian citizens and permanent residents of Australia (in respect of the Australian Commemorations) or Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents of Australia and New Zealand (in respect of the Joint Commemorations);
Category B: Citizens of the country in which the Commemoration is to be hosted; and
Category C: Citizens of other countries.

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