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Overseas Commemorations

Current registrations for commemorative services scheduled for 2017-2018 (last updated on Monday 18 September)

Service Category A Category B Category C Total Occupation
 Battle of Polygon Wood 2017  Capacity: 2000
 Occupation: 606
 Capacity: 900
 Occupation: 86
 Capacity: 150
 Occupation: 65
 757
24.82% occupied
 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: 100
 N/A  Capacity: 300
 Occupation: 14
 114
 2.19% occupied
 Anzac Day Villers-Bretonneux  France 2018  Capacity: 5500
 Occupation: 3518
 Capacity: 1700
 Occupation: 413
 Capacity: 200
 Occupation: 130
 3061
54.88% occupied
 Battle of Hamel 2018  Capacity: 2000
 Occupation: 265
 Capacity: 400
 Occupation: 68
 Capacity: 150
 Occupation: 24
 357
14% occupied
 Centenary of WWI Armistice Villers-Bretonneux 2018  Capacity: 5500
 Occupation: 309
 Capacity: 1700
 Occupation: 52
 Capacity: 200
 Occupation: 20
 381
5.15% occupied

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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If you continue to experience issues with registrations please contact the overseas commemorations call centre on 1300 364 002. We apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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- 2018
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 and the 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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