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Previous Ministers' releases and speeches - Senator The Hon. Michael Ronaldson

Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC
Special Minister of State

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015
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EVERY AUSTRALIAN PLACE ALLOCATED AT ANZAC DAY GALLIPOLI 2015

The ballot for attendance at Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli is now complete with all 8,120 places available for Australians allocated and accepted.

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, said he was pleased the process had been completed 10 days out from Anzac Day, giving surety to those on the wait list.

“More than 42,000 Australians applied for 3,860 double passes for the commemorations at Gallipoli on Anzac Day this year. We remain grateful to Turkish authorities for their assistance in managing these very important commemorations which will involve so many Australians, and New Zealanders,” Senator Ronaldson said.

Those without attendance passes to the Anzac Day commemorations may consider visiting Gallipoli on 6 August 2015 for the Battle of Lone Pine Centenary commemoration service. The Battle of Lone Pine saw some of the fiercest fighting of the Gallipoli campaign.

Australians may also consider attending a Dawn Service in Australia or overseas or watch the television broadcast of the Gallipoli and Villers-Bretonneux services on the ABC.

Australians attending the commemorations are reminded that they must obtain a Turkish entry visa before leaving home. The application is available online at www.evisa.gov.tr and costs US$60 per visa. Australians are also encouraged to register their travel on the Smartraveller website at www.smartraveller.gov.au

Gallipoli Dawn Service attendees who depart Australia before receiving their passes can collect them from a Ticketek pop-up office in Eceabat, Turkey from 20 to 23 April or on arrival at the Coach Registration/Attendance Pass scanning point at Akbas on 24 April. Information on location and opening times can be found at www.gallipoli2015.dva.gov.au

Media inquiries:

Minister Ronaldson: Mark Lee 02 6277 7820 or 0408 547 381
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289 6203

Gallipoli 2015 ballot applicants - Australia

Totals
Totals Numbers
Total Number Applications Received 42,658
Applications removed after deduping and self nominated removal 385
Total Number Applications run in ballot 42,273
Total Number Applicants wait listed 38,236
Total Number double passes issued 3,755
Total number single passes issued 214
Total student/chaperone passes issued 396
Total number of passes issued 8,120
Ballot Category - Applied In
BALLOT CATEGORY – APPLIED IN Applied % of Total Successful % of Total
Direct Descendant – son/daughter/veteran 934 1.73% 378 9.52%
Direct Descendant – other generations/veteran 6,463 11.95% 467 11.77%
Direct Descendant - Total 7,397 13.68% 845 21.29%
Veteran 5,206 9.63% 521 13.13%
General Public 41,474 76.69% 2,603 65.58%
Total *54,077 100% **3,969 100%

* Some applicants were eligible across two or all three categories.
**3,755 are double pass and 214 are single pass

Demographic Breakdown - Location
DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWN
– LOCATION
 Applied (Applicant only) % of Total Successful(Applicant and Accompanying Person) % of Total
By State/Territory - ACT 1,818 4.30% 295 3.82%
By State/Territory - NSW 14,555 34.43% 2,588 33.51%
By State/Territory - NT 589 1.39% 121 1.57%
By State/Territory - QLD 9,450 22.35% 1727 22.36%
By State/Territory - SA 1,988 4.70% 356 4.60%
By State/Territory - TAS 810 1.92% 145 1.88%
By State/Territory - VIC 8,168 19.32% 1461 18.92%
By State/Territory - WA 4,170 9.86% 785 10.16%
Applicants - Residing Outside Australia 725 1.72% 246 3.18%
TOTAL 42,273 100% 7,724 100%
Demographic Breakdown - Gender
DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWN
- GENDER
Applied (Applicant only) % of Total  Successful (Applicant and Accompanying Person) % of Total
Applicants - Male 22,342 52.85% 4,120 53.34%
Applicants - Female 19,128 45.25% 3,596 46.56%
Applicants - Not Specified (optional field) 803 1.90% 8 0.10%
TOTAL 42,273 100% 7,724 100%
Demographic Breakdown - Age
DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWN
– AGE (at 25 April 2015)
 Applied (Applicant only) % of Total Successful (Applicant and Accompanying Person) % of Total
< 18 - 0.00% 153 1.98%
Age - 18 - 24 3,554 8.41% 481 6.23%
Age - 25 - 34 8,212 19.43% 1,261 16.33%
Age - 35 - 44 7,608 18.00% 1,138 14.73%
Age - 45 - 54 9,595 22.70% 1,737 22.49%
Age - 55 - 64 8,333 19.70% 1,651 21.37%
Age - 65 - 74 3,891 9.20% 935 12.11%
Age - 75 - 84 786 1.86% 282 3.65%
Age - 85 - 94 277 0.66% 73 0.95%
Age - 95+ 17 0.04% 2 0.03%
Unknown - 0.00% 11 0.14%
TOTAL 42,273 100% 7,724 100%
Demographic Breakdown - Student/Chaperone
DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWN – STUDENT/CHAPERONE Allocated % of Total
By State/Territory - ACT 6 1.52%
By State/Territory - NSW 128 32.32%
By State/Territory - NT 6 1.52%
By State/Territory - QLD 80 20.20%
By State/Territory - SA 29 7.32%
By State/Territory - TAS 9 2.27%
By State/Territory - VIC 98 24.75%
By State/Territory - WA 40 10.10%
TOTAL 396 100%

 

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