Member for Forrest Nola Marino said South West commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War in 2018 will be assisted through the Turnbull Government’s Armistice Centenary Grant Program.
“Next year Australians will pause and reflect on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War,” Mrs Marino said.
“From a population of fewer than five million people, 416,809 men enlisted, of whom more than 60,000 were killed and 156,000 wounded, gassed, or taken prisoner.
“Australia’s involvement in the First World War began when Britain declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914.
“Every year on Anzac Day we mark anniversary of day the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) landed on Gallipoli in Turkey.
“It is the day we honour the service and sacrifice of every Australian who served in the First World War and all those who have subsequently served.
“I encourage South West groups to fill out an Expression of Interest form apply for funding under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program to mark this important milestone in Australia’s history.
“Applications open on 11 November 2017 and close on 28 February 2018. Expressions of interest should be lodged with my office prior to the applications opening.”
More information is available at dva.gov.au or by calling 1800 555 254.