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GC2018 Queen’s Baton Relay

gc2018-logoBecome a Batonbearer for the GC2018 Queen’s Baton Relay & carry the spirit of the Games!

The Queen’s Baton will be in the Central Highlands region from 22 to 23 March 2018 as it journeys towards its final destination – the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018.

Nominations are now open for everyday Australians to carry the spirit of the Games as batonbearers for the Relay.

Across Australia 3,800 batonbearers will share the dream of the ‘friendly Games’ as part of the longest and most accessible Relay in history.

Batonbearer nominations are open until 15 May 2017. To nominate a community champion who inspires you to be great or find out more about how you can get involved in the incredible relay journey head here.

FAQs

  • When does the GC2018 Queen’s Baton Relay start?

    The GC2018 Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) begins at Buckingham Palace on Commonwealth Day, Monday 13 March 2017.

    At a commencement ceremony Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will place Her message to the Commonwealth and its athletes into the Baton and entrust it to the first Batonbearer.

  • How long is the GC2018 QBR?

    The GC2018 QBR is the longest and most accessible in history, travelling through the entire Commonwealth for 388 days and 230,000 kilometres.

  • What is the significance of the Queen’s Baton Relay?

    As it is passed between people, the Baton embraces the modern and multicultural Commonwealth of today, engaging with young and old, increasing our sense of connection and our understanding of each other.

    Besides safely containing Her Majesty’s message, the QBR shares the excitement of the Games with millions of people around the world, shining a light on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and the Games to come.

  • Where does the Queen’s Baton go?

    The GC2018 Queen’s Baton will visit all nations and territories of the Commonwealth on its way to the Opening Ceremony of GC2018 on 4 April 2018.

    In Australia the Baton will spend time in communities across every state and territory.

    It will visit Capella, Anakie, Emerald, Blackwater, Bluff, Dingo and Duaringa in the Central Highlands.

    QBR CH Map

  • When does the QBR start its Australian journey?

    The QBR starts its journey in Australia on 25 December 2017. The Baton will be celebrated in communities across the country for 100 days.

The GC2018 Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) begins at Buckingham Palace on Commonwealth Day, Monday 13 March 2017.

At a commencement ceremony Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will place Her message to the Commonwealth and its athletes into the Baton and entrust it to the first Batonbearer.

The GC2018 QBR is the longest and most accessible in history, travelling through the entire Commonwealth for 388 days and 230,000 kilometres.

As it is passed between people, the Baton embraces the modern and multicultural Commonwealth of today, engaging with young and old, increasing our sense of connection and our understanding of each other.

Besides safely containing Her Majesty’s message, the QBR shares the excitement of the Games with millions of people around the world, shining a light on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and the Games to come.

The GC2018 Queen’s Baton will visit all nations and territories of the Commonwealth on its way to the Opening Ceremony of GC2018 on 4 April 2018.

In Australia the Baton will spend time in communities across every state and territory.

It will visit Capella, Anakie, Emerald, Blackwater, Bluff, Dingo and Duaringa in the Central Highlands.

QBR CH Map

The QBR starts its journey in Australia on 25 December 2017. The Baton will be celebrated in communities across the country for 100 days.

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