So it wasn’t a surprise that 40,000 people applied for just 8,000 Australian tickets to attend the centenary ceremony on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey next April.

Unfortunately though, hundreds have been forced to scrap their plans because of the costs, among other things.

According to a report on, News Corp has learnt that some 300 people have handed their tickets back, blaming disability, illness and costs.

It said some hotels had raised prices by 300%.

All tickets go back into the pot for a second round to go to those who were runners up in the main ballot held last year.

Read the report here.

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