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Overseas Commemorations

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, 25 April 2017 Anzac Day Dawn Service, Villers-Bretonneux, France Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 Centenary of the Battle of Bullecourt Digger Memorial, Bullecourt, France
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

 

Please visit the Smartraveller website for the latest travel advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and register your overseas travel.

Media information can be found at the DVA Media Centre.

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