Gallipoli and the Anzacs

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Anzac Day at Gallipoli

Overview: Anzac Day Services at Gallipoli, Turkey

Main image: visitors, some draped in Australian flags, queue at the entrance to Lone Pine Memorial
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The latest information about Anzac Day services at Gallipoli can be found on the Department of Veterans' Affairs website.

We are sure that your visit to the Peninsula will be a memorable one. However, it is important for international visitors to understand that only very limited facilities are available. The Turkish Government strictly controls any development on the Peninsula in an attempt to preserve this important historical site. The organisation of the Anzac Day services has only been possible with the assistance of the Australian and New Zealand Embassies in Ankara and through the cooperation of the Government of the Republic of Turkey.

Due to the uncertainties that exist in the international environment potential travellers to Turkey should refer to the latest travel advice at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Smart Traveller website.

As part of your pre-travel planning, you should register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in addition to taking out travel insurance, subscribing to the free country updates, and providing relevant travel details to family or friends.

The history of Anzac Day

In 1916, the first anniversary of the landing was observed in Australia, New Zealand and England and by troops in Egypt. That year, 25 April was officially named ‘Anzac Day’ by the Acting Prime Minister, George Pearce.

Find out more about the history of Anzac Day.