Air Force Association Victoria

Supporting Those Who Served And Who Are Serving

The 75th Anniversary of Hell Fire Pass – An Invitation to Veterans

This commemoration is part of the Century of Service domestic commemorations program during the Anzac Centenary period 2014-2018, which honours and commemorates the service and sacrifice of all Australian service men and women who have defended our values and freedoms in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations from the Boer War to today.

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is inviting nominations from Australian Second World War veterans - specifically from Hellfire Pass and the completion of the Thai Burma Railway - to attend the planned commemorations in Ballarat supported by DVA. 

The nomination process involves assessment of military service and medical assessments to determine fitness to travel. If selected, the Veteran will travel to Ballarat with one nominated carer for the commemoration. 

A travel program will be developed for veterans and their carers by DVA, with DVA providing ground transport, air travel, accommodation and some meals for each veteran and carer. It is likely veterans and carers will be away from their homes for approximately three days. Itinerary details will be provided once the nomination process has been completed. 


Nomination forms are available on DVA’s website at:

Nominations need to be received by DVA no later than 1700 AEST Friday 3 August 2018.

 For further queries about the nomination process or completing the forms, please contact Domestic Commemorations on 02 6120 8078. 

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