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Overseas Commemorations

The joint Australian and New Zealand Dawn Service at Gallipoli will continue to be held each year at the Anzac Commemorative Site. The commemorative sites at Gallipoli are the sovereign territory of the Turkish people and holding the annual Anzac Day commemorations is only possible with the cooperation and generous assistance of the Government of the Republic of Turkey.

Anzac Day commemorations in France, including the Dawn Service, are conducted by the Australian Government and the local communities of Villers-Bretonneux and Bullecourt.

This page contains service information to support your attendance at an Anzac Day overseas commemoration in:

Australian Embassies and High Commissions around the world conduct their own Anzac Day commemorations. For information regarding Anzac Day commemorations in a specific country, please visit the Department of Foreign Affairs website. For questions, or to attend a service, please contact the Embassy or High Commission directly.

Anzac Day Services supported by the Office of Australian War Graves through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Australian Embassies and High Commissions around the world conduct their own Anzac Day commemorations. For information regarding Anzac Day commemorations in a specific country, please visit the Department of Foreign Affairs website. For questions, or to attend a service, please contact the Embassy or High Commission directly.

Important information for those wishing to attend the Long Tan Cross Site in Vietnam

Commemorative services requiring an attendance pass

Commemorative services scheduled for 2019
Service date Service name Location
Wednesday, 24 April – Thursday, 25 April 2019 Gallipoli Anzac Day Service Dawn Service, Anzac Commemorative Site: Australian Memorial Service, Lone Pine Cemetery; New Zealand Memorial Service, Chunuk Bair, Turkey
Thursday, 25 April 2019 Villers-Bretonneux Anzac Day Service Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France

If you experience issues with registrations, contact the Overseas Commemorations Call Centre on 1300 364 002 or email overseascommemorations@dva.gov.au

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Media information can be found at the DVA Media Centre

Current attendance figures

Number of registrations for commemorative services scheduled for 2019 (last updated on Friday 22 February 2019)
Service Category A Category B Category C Total occupation
Anzac Day Gallipoli 2019 Occupation: 361
Capacity: 1100
*Waitlisted: 0
Occupied: 32.82%
Occupation: 0
Capacity: 0
*Waitlisted: 61
Occupied: 0.00%
Occupation: 158
Capacity: 400
*Waitlisted: 0
Occupied: 39.50%
Occupation: 519
Capacity: 1500
*Waitlisted: 61
Occupied: 34.60%
Anzac Day Villers-Bretonneux 2019 Occupation: 993
Capacity: 2000
*Waitlisted: 0
Occupied: 49.65%
Occupation: 93
Capacity: 1000
*Waitlisted: 0
Occupied: 9.30%
Occupation: 50
Capacity: 500
*Waitlisted: 0
Occupied: 10.00%
Occupation: 1136
Capacity: 3500
*Waitlisted: 0
Occupied: 32.46%

Visitor categories

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
Category C: Citizens of other countries

This information is provided 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, check the service specific page.

Obtain your attendance pass for available overseas commemorations.

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