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.

Queen's Baton Relay Community Celebration

A special celebration is currently being planned to coincide with the Baton's arrival in Gatton on
Thursday 29 March 2018. This free community event gives local residents an opportunity to be part of the 2018 Commonwealth Games excitement.

Site Applications Open Now!

Click HERE to download the form.

The program will feature:

  • Two major Australian headline acts (to be announced soon!)
  • Kids area
  • Food vans
  • Market stalls
  • Rides

Stay tuned for more details about the relay route and community celebrations on the Queen's Baton Relay Facebook Event.

Embracing 2018 Global Education Program

The Queensland Government's Department of Education and Training has developed the Embracing 2018 Global Education Program. The program supports teachers to use the Commonwealth Games as a real and current context for learning the curriculum – by reaching beyond the classroom.

Schools, teachers and students interested in learning more about this exciting program, are encouraged to visit the Embracing 2018 Global Education Program website to find out more.

Visit the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games website to download Borobi Activity Sheets.

Training & Operational Exercise (test run)

Ahead of the 2018 Relay, the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (GOLDOC) held a Training & Operational Exercise (test run) on Saturday 2 December 2017.

Thank you to everyone who was involved, the training exercise went off without a hitch.


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: 04 Jan 2018 2:24pm