• 4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery, Gallipoli

  • Menin Gate Last Post, Ypres

  • Rhododendron Ridge, Gallipoli

  • Tyne Cot, Belgium

  • Villers-Bretonneux, France

Gallipoli 2015 Ballot Update

As the Gallipoli Centenary draws closer, it is important for our tour participants and those thinking of travelling to Gallipoli to better prepare themselves for what will be once-in-a-lifetime commemoration event.

The following is a short overview of the Australian Governments Gallipoli 2015 website and we strongly recommend that you access this website and read all the information to ensure that you understand the process and your options.

The registrations for the ballot will be open on 01 November 2013, and close on 31 January 2014.

We have been advised the ballot for passes to attend the Anzac Day services at Gallipoli in 2015 will be held in February 2014 and that those that are successful, will be advised in March 2014.

For full details please visit gallipoli2015.dva.gov.au

This is an excellent website and should answer all your queries, especially the Frequently Asked Questions section.

You will be able to register for the ballot online, and we will provide this direct link when it becomes available, and we suggest that you register as soon as possible.

To be eligible to register for the ballot, you must be 18 years or older, on or before 25 April 2015, and you may only register once. You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia.

Please note that if you are successful in the ballot, you will receive up to two passes. Therefore, two people travelling together can both register for the ballot, effectively giving you two chances each.

If successful in the ballot, you may give the second pass to whoever you may choose. Please note, that your pass is not transferable to anyone. If you decide not to travel, or are unable to travel, both passes would normally need to be returned. Clear guidelines will be provided at the time of ballot registration.

As you are aware, there are 8,000 passes available to Australians, with four special categories being given a small percentage of passes, some INSIDE the ballot, and some OUTSIDE of the ballot.

War widows of Australian First World War veterans do not need to participate in the ballot and will be included as part of Australia’s official representative group.

Five per cent (400) will be available (outside of the ballot) for representative secondary school children and their chaperones, to be managed by the states and territories.

Five per cent (400) of places (inside the ballot) will be reserved for direct descendants of those who served in the Gallipoli campaign, with preference given to the first generation – the sons and daughters of Gallipoli veterans.

Five per cent (400) of places (inside the ballot) will be reserved for veterans who have qualifying service who have been deployed in any operations outside of Australia, whether warlike, non-warlike or peacetime operations.

The remaining places, approx. 6800, passes should be available to all Australians who meet the eligibility criteria.

For proof of descendancy, veteran criteria and other eligibility, please access the official website above.

You may be eligible for several categories AND will automatically be entered in the general ballot if unsuccessful in these.

If you are unsuccessful, a waitlist will be implemented to redistribute any remaining or forfeited pass from the ballot.

Boronia Travel Centre is very pleased to announce that we are still taking additional bookings for everyone wishing to join us on an unforgettable tour and be part of the Anzac Day – Gallipoli Centenary in 2015.

Boronia Travel Centre is the only tour operator that has secured the best hotels in premium locations throughout the Gallipoli peninsula which include the The Kum, Gallipoli, and the Park Eceabat Hotels. We are also pleased to advise that we have secured additional accommodation at the Truva and Akol Hotels, which are the only 4-Star hotels located on the waterfront in Canakkale, adjacent to the ferry terminal.

Visit our comprehensive day-by-day Gallipoli 2015 Anzac Day Battlefield Tour itinerary.

For your chance to be at the Gallipoli Centenary in 2015, Boronia Travel Centre will require an initial deposit to secure your booking.

But hurry, space is strictly limited and we do expect to fill these quickly due to their prime location. Should you have any further queries, please contact us today or call us on 1800 035 350.

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