Queen's Baton Relay

Queen's Baton Relay

Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay

Find out about road closures in place during the Queen's Baton Relay

Saturday 10 February 2018

The Queen's Baton Relay, (similar to the Olympic Torch Relay) is a relay around the world held prior to the beginning of the Commonwealth Games. The Baton carries a message from the Head of the Commonwealth, currently Queen Elizabeth II. The Relay traditionally begins at Buckingham Palace in London where the Queen entrusts the baton to the first batonbearer. At the Opening Ceremony of the Games, the final batonbearer hands the baton back to the Queen or her representative, who reads the message aloud to officially open the Games.

The baton arrives in Brisbane on Christmas Eve and travels around Australia before heading back to the Gold Coast for the Opening Ceremony.

On Saturday 10 February, the baton will be carried by 32 community members as it journeys through Williamstown and Altona. For the full list of batonbearers and further information visit www.gc2018.com/qbr.

Click here to download the journey of the Queens Baton Relay in Hobsons Bay(JPG, 235KB)

 

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