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Media Alert – Call for media registrations for Anzac Day 2024 commemorations overseas

Department of Veterans' Affairs 2 mins read

 


MEDIA ALERT

Anzac Day 2024 Commemorations Overseas

CALL FOR MEDIA REGISTRATIONS

 

Media organisations or representatives wishing to attend Anzac Day commemorations in France or Türkiye can now apply for media accreditation.

To apply for media accreditation please email commemorations.media@dva.gov.au with the following in your subject line: “Media accreditation request (France OR Türkiye) 2024” and the name of your organisation. You will be required to provide your personal details, name of your media organisation and a passport style photo for your accreditation pass.

Applications can be lodged up until 11.59pm AEST Friday 19 April 2024. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Numbers of media representatives will be limited due to constraints at the commemorative/memorial sites in both France and Türkiye.

Service details

France

Türkiye

Dawn Service
5.30am Thursday 25 April
Australian National Memorial
Villers-Bretonneux, France

Gallipoli Dawn Service
5.30am Thursday 25 April
Anzac Commemorative Site
Gallipoli Peninsula, Türkiye

‘Digger’ Service
4pm Thursday 25 April
Australian ‘Digger’ Memorial
Bullecourt, France

Australian Memorial Service at Lone Pine memorial
10am Thursday 25 April
Lone Pine Memorial, Second Ridge Road
Gallipoli Peninsula, Türkiye

The New Zealand National Service at Chunuk Bair Memorial                                      11:30am Thursday 25 April                                            Second Ridge Road Gallipoli Peninsula, Türkiye


Further information on the services is available on the
DVA website.

A completed registration will be considered your formal intention to attend and cover the commemorative services. Successful applicants will be advised as soon as possible after the close of registrations. Media passes will be issued by DVA in France and Türkiye prior to the events. Further details on the issuing of passes will be provided closer to Anzac Day.

Host broadcast feed

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) will provide a host/international feed of the commemorations free of charge to registered media on request. Feed access information will be made available by DVA ahead of the event date.

Stills imagery

Stills imagery will be available for download following the conclusion of the services. These will be at https://images.defence.gov.au

Media briefing and media opportunities

A media briefing will be held in each location in the days prior to the commemorative events. At these briefings you will be provided with media accreditation passes, and information on the service and on-site arrangements.

Media opportunities

Media opportunities and interviews may be available after the media briefing. Further information will be provided to registered media closer to the event.

Please note that there may be potential press events in the lead up to formal commemorations, which could provide further opportunities for media engagement in the lead up to Anzac Day.

Further information

Visit the DVA website and follow DVA’s social media accounts: Facebook; Instagram; X @DVAAus 

For historical background and other media materials, visit the DVA media centre.

ENDS


To apply for accreditation:

DVA Media
+61 2 6289 6466
commemorations.media@dva.gov.au 

More information:

France

Tanya Cleary

DVA Media Manager

+61 476 295 977

tanya.cleary@dva.gov.au

Türkiye – Australia

Kimberly Strano

DVA Media Manager

+61 499 563 062

kimberly.strano@dva.gov.au

 

Türkiye – New Zealand

Mitchell Alexander

NZDF Media Manager

+64 21 926 450

Mitchell.Alexander@nzdf.mil.nz

Jane Penders

DVA Assistant Media Manager

+61 456 725 899

jane.penders@dva.gov.au

Melanie Ryan

DVA Assistant Media Manager

+61 417 247 744

melanie.ryan@dva.gov.au

 

David Williams
NZDF Assistant Media Manager

+64 21 925 745
David.Williams@nzdf.mil.nz

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