Gallipoli 2015

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Gallipoli 2015 Ballot and Ticketing Services - Request for Tender - 7 June 2013

The governments of Australia and New Zealand are seeking to engage an experienced company to provide ballot and ticketing services for the Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli in 2015.

The provider is to deliver the Australian and New Zealand ballots for attendance at the commemorative services at Gallipoli in 2015, and work with the services provider to deliver ticket entry systems in 2014 and 2015.

A briefing for interested Suppliers will be held on 14 June 2013 at 10am in:

Kestral Room
Spencer on Byron Hotel
9 Byron Avenue

Please advise your attendance by Tuesday 11 June to Belinda Bastiaans at or +61 (2) 6289 6707.

The RFT documentation and details of response can be found at the following link:

The RFT closes on 3 July 2013 at 3.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time If you have any enquiries, please contact Cynthia Blane, email:



Hon Michael Woodhouse, Minister of Veterans' Affairs. Media Statement, 13 May 2013

Gallipoli 2015 ballot allocation announced

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Michael Woodhouse says the vast bulk of New Zealand’s 2000 passes for Anzac Day 2015 at Gallipoli will be available for all New Zealanders.

“The Gallipoli campaign played a significant part in the evolution of our nationhood, and Anzac Day holds a special place in New Zealanders’ hearts.

“The annual commemorations at Gallipoli attract a broad spectrum of New Zealanders and it’s important that we uphold this tradition in 2015.”

As confirmed in February, a total of 10,500 places will be available at the commemorations, with 2000 allocated to New Zealand, 8000 to Australia, and 500 for official representatives from Turkey and other countries.

New Zealand attendance passes will be allocated as follows:

  • 75 per cent (750 double passes/1500 places in total) by ballot for all New Zealanders (including descendants and veterans who were unsuccessful in their specific ballot).
  • 10 per cent (100 double passes/200 places in total) by ballot for direct descendants of Gallipoli veterans.
  • 10 per cent (100 double passes/200 places in total) by ballot for veterans of all conflicts.
  • 5 per cent (100 places in total) reserved for special groups such as youth representatives and children of Gallipoli veterans.

“The decision on how to allocate passes was informed by the public consultation we carried out in 2012.”

Applications for the ballot will open on 1 November this year, with results announced in April 2014. Guidance on how to apply will be available on the Gallipoli2015 website closer to the time.

Mr Woodhouse said that while attendance passes would be free, those New Zealanders who were successful in the ballot will need to make their own travel arrangements and meet all their own costs.

The New Zealand Government, in conjunction with the Australian Government, will tender for a company to run the ballot.

More information is available at:

Media contact: Luke Chappell 021 242 7219

Previous releases

Hon Michael Woodhouse, Minister of Veterans' Affairs,
12 February 2013. Media Statement

Ballot numbers for Gallipoli 2015 confirmed (See on Beehive website)

Hon Nathan Guy, Minister of Veterans’ Affairs: Media Statement, 26 September 2012

Public asked for their views on Gallipoli 2015 ballot (See on Beehive website)


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