Queen's Baton Relay - Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018


The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games 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.

Besides safely containing Her Majesty’s message, the Baton shines a spotlight on the Gold Coast and the great Games to come. As it is passed from hand to hand, the Baton embraces the modern and multicultural Commonwealth of today;

engaging with young and old, increasing our sense of connection and understanding of each other, and inspiring learning.

Starting in Australia on 25 December 2017, the Baton will travel for 100 days through local Australian communities across all States and Territories. When the Queen’s Baton arrives on the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018, the entire Commonwealth will have been a part of   the journey, giving everyone the opportunity to share the dream. Her Majesty The Queen, or Her representative, will remove the message from the Baton and read it aloud to officially open the Gold Coast  2018  Commonwealth Games.

A Batonbearer will share the dream and carry with pride the spirit of the Games embracing  the diversity and values of the  Commonwealth.

They will inspire others with their passion and commitment to sport and community and be excited to represent and promote the Commonwealth Games.

Batonbearer Selection Criteria

A Batonbearer is someone who meets one or more of the following criteria:
  • Has achieved something extraordinary or inspired others to achieve something   extraordinary.
  • Has made a significant contribution to either sport, education, the arts, culture, charity or within their community.
  • Has excelled, or aspires to excel athletically or personally.
  • Who contributes to a fun, friendly, vibrant and inclusive community.

Nomination Process
Click the following link to complete the online form - gc2018.com/qbr

Nominations Close 15 May 2017 at 11.59pm

To find out more about the Queen’s Baton Relay visit gc2018.com/qbr.

For more information on the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games including sports, tickets, Borobi and more visit gc2018.com