Queen's Baton Relay



​​​​​​​The 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay (QBR) is a once in a 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! 

QBR Relay Route

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.

Traffic Delays

The community shouldn't experience too much disruption as the Baton moves through town on this historic occasion. 

The Queen's Baton Relay generally operates under 'rolling closure' conditions which means that Police and traffic management move slightly ahead and behind the baton to stop traffic while the batonbearers​ run through the various sections of road. 

Minimal traffic delays could be experienced with delays expected to be around 10 minutes. 

With the exception of the two small sections of road noted below in 'road closures', the QBR will only affect the one lane in the direction of travel, plus any intersections in the immediate vicinity at the time the baton moves through that section. 

Your patience is appreciated. 

Road Closures

Limited road closures will be in place at times during the Relay as follows: 

  • William Street between Cleary St and Bauhinia St only - 11.30am until 12.30pm
  • Railway Street between Spencer St and Crescent St only - 11.30am until 1pm. 
    • Note that the North Street roundabout will be open to traffic travelling on North St only. 
    • Any cars parked in the affected parts of Railway St during the closure period will need to remain there until the QBR clears the area and traffic control reopen the street.

Alternate Parking Options

Alternate off-street parking is available in: 
  • ​Wilsons Lane (behind Gatton Auto) 
  • Council's carparks off 
    • Spencer St (behind and beside Target), 
    • William St and North St (near the Shire Hall)

​Queen's Baton Relay Community Celebration

​​A special celebration will 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.

The program will feature:

For more details, check out the:

Shop-in-Store Competition

​Shop in-store with a participating business in Gatton on Thursday 29 March 2018 to go in the draw to win a Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games merchandise pack. To find out more, read the Terms and Conditions below or call into a participating business.  

Terms and Conditions (PDF opens in a new window)

Participating Businesses

  • All Property Real Estate Gatton
  • Australia Post Gatton
  • Café Thirty Three
  • Cignall
  • Croziers Electrical
  • Cube Computers
  • Emmerson Legal & Accounting
  • EmmJays Hair Studio
  • Eyecare Plus
  • Family Health Clinic
  • Gatton Barber Shop
  • Gatton Jewellers
  • Gatton Pharmacy
  • Head Dental Denture Clinic
  • Lockyer Valley Pharmacy
  • McDonalds Gatton Central
  • NAB Gatton
  • Natural Alternative
  • Shoe Collections
  • Spanos Supa IGA 

Get Your School Involved​

Schools are invited to register to attend in uniform and join the Batonbearer's parade around the arena at Gatton Showgrounds​. Our final Batonbearer is Claire Keefer who won a bronze medal at the Rio Paralympics in 2016 and silver and bronze at the World Para Athletics Championships.  This is an amazing opportunity for students to get close to an Olympian and be inspired. To register or to find out more contact Council now via CETeam@lvrc.qld.gov.au or by calling 1300 005 872. 

To find a recommended viewing site of the Relay itself for your school please contact Council. 

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.

​​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.

Follow the QBR and community celebration by checking out the websites and social media pages​.​


Page reviewed: 16 Mar 2018 4:26pm