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Tickets required for Ballarat's Anzac Day services


Ballarat's two Anzac Day services will go ahead this year however they will now be ticketed events.

The area around the Sturt Street Cenotaph will be fenced off for the 6am and 11am services with only a limited number of people allowed to attend to ensure social distancing can be maintained.

Those attending the services in an official capacity will need to register their attendance with the Ballarat RSL.

There will also be QR codes at the event and all those attending must scan the codes when they arrive and maintain a 1.5-metre distance from others at all times.  

“The two levels of contact tracing are a requirement of the Victorian Government and means we can ensure, if there is a COVID infection following the event, we have the best chance of managing it quickly,” City of Ballarat Mayor Cr Daniel Moloney said. 

“I know this is not the Anzac Day we are used to but it’s important we do what we can to strike a balance between providing for this important day of commemoration and keeping the community safe during the ongoing pandemic.” 

It is unclear at this stage how many people will be allowed to attend although earlier reports had indicated a crowd of 5000 people at each service would be permitted.

You can register your attendance by obtaining a ticket here; 

Dawn Service: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/anzac-day-dawn-service-tickets-150001601829 

March and 11.00am Commemorative Service: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/anzac-day-march-and-commemorative-service-tickets-149999840561 

Please note you will not be permitted to attend both services.
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