Queen's Baton Relay

The 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay (QBR) is a once in lifetime opportunity for local residents to be part of the epic journey of this event as it moves through Gatton, QLD.

Gatton is the only town between Toowoomba and Ipswich to host a Queen's Baton Relay! 

The Queen's Baton Relay route through Gatton has been revealed and selected Batonbearers will run and walk the baton as part of its 100-day journey across the nation in the lead-up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.


A special celebration is being planned to coincide with the Baton's arrival in Gatton on Thursday 29 March 2018. It will give as many local residents as possible an opportunity to be part of the excitement. Stay tuned for more details about the relay route and community celebrations.

Training & Operational Exercise (test run

Ahead of the 2018 Relay, the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (GOLDOC) will hold a Training & Operational Exercise (test run) for the event on Saturday 2 December.

For more information, follow the links below:

Download a traffic changes map: PDF version (800kb) &  JPEG version (1600kb)

About the GC2018 Queen's Baton Relay

According to the GC 2018 website, The Queen's Baton Relay is a Game's tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth's diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture to come.

The Queen's Baton carries a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II that calls the Commonwealth's athletes to come together in peaceful and friendly competition. In Queensland, there will be more than 1800 Batonbearers, as the Relay travels to 83 communities over 33 days.


Page reviewed: 29 Nov 2017 1:10pm