Queen's Baton Relay


​​​​​​​​​​​​The Relay comes through Gatton

​​​​​​​The 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay (QBR) was a once in a lifetime opportunity for local residents to be part of the epic journey of the Baton.

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

The streets along the route were lined with proud community members who cheered the 18 batonb​earers through the streets of Gatton. ​​​

It was great to see so many schools, childcare services and aged care homes supporting the Relay and being part of history. 

Official Photos

Official photos of the Gatton leg of the Queen's Baton Relay are available via this link​. ​​​

​​Community Celebration

​​A special free community celebration was held at the  Gatton showgrounds on the arrival of the last batonbearer, Paralympian Claire Keefer. Several thousand people turned out and were entertained by local act No Drahma, followed by Justice Crew and tribute band Acca Dacca. ​

The many community groups and market stalls that got involved in the day added to the festival-feel. 

Shop-in-Store Competition

Council partnered with participating businesses in Gatton to run a shop in-store competition on the day of the Relay with a Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games merchandise pack up for grabs. The competition was won by Christine Hobby who shopped at Natural Alternatives. Christine said it was the first competition she had ever won! 

Thank you!

Council thanks everyone in the community​ that participated in some way to celebrate the history-making Gatton leg of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay. 


Page reviewed: 23 Apr 2018 1:50pm