Queen’s Baton arrives in Queensland – 101 days to go until Commonwealth Games

Queen’s Baton arrives in Queensland – 101 days to go until Commonwealth Games

The arrival of the Queen’s Baton in Queensland today marks 101 days to the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said today.

“It’s fitting tomorrow – Christmas Day – will be 100 days to the biggest gift to Queensland – our biggest ever event, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be the biggest event in Queensland’s history,” the Premier said.

“It will be our opportunity – and the opportunity of thousands of elite athletes – to shine in front of the world.”

The Premier said the Queen’s Baton Relay was an opportunity for Australians to get involved and excited about the Games.

“After arriving in Brisbane this morning, the Baton’s first stop for the Queen’s Baton Relay in Australia is the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Boxing Day,” she said.

It will travel over 40,000 kilometres through every Australian state and territory with the Baton to be carried by about 3800 Australians.

“After travelling through all other states and territories, the Queen’s Baton will spend its final 33 days in Queensland.

“Arriving into the Torres Strait before making its way south, it will showcase to the world the many landscapes of our great state – from the tropical coastal areas to lush rainforests and our beautiful outback.”

“More than 1800 batonbearers who were nominated by their community will carry the Queen’s Baton throughout Queensland. The oldest is 100-year-old Mr Bill Bruce from Nebo and the youngest is Corbin Easton from Caloundra who is 10-years-old.”

The Relay started on Commonwealth Day, Monday 13 March 2017, at Buckingham Palace when Her Majesty’s message was put inside of the Baton.

The distinctive design of the GC2018 Queen’s Baton captures the boundless energy of the Gold Coast. In form and inspiration, the Baton is a symbol of our past, present and future.

The Queen’s Baton arrives on the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018, where HRH The Prince of Wales will remove Her Majesty’s message from the Baton and read it aloud to declare the Games open.

Batonbearers, community events and the streets the Queen’s Baton will travel along are available at gc2018.com/qbr

The Queensland dates for the baton relay are:

Brisbane International

6 Jan 2018 – 7 Jan 2018

North Stradbroke Island

8 Jan 2018 – 8 Jan 2018

Magic Millions Barrier Draw

9 Jan 2018 – 9 Jan 2018

Palm Island

10 Jan 2018 – 10 Jan 2018

Natural Bridge

12 Jan 2018 – 12 Jan 2018

SkyPoint

12 Jan 2018 – 12 Jan 2018

Horn Island

3 Mar 2018 – 3 Mar 2018

Thursday Island

3 Mar 2018 – 3 Mar 2018

Hammond Island

3 Mar 2018 – 3 Mar 2018

Injinoo

4 Mar 2018 – 4 Mar 2018

Umagico

4 Mar 2018 – 4 Mar 2018

Bamaga

4 Mar 2018 – 4 Mar 2018

New Mapoon

4 Mar 2018 – 4 Mar 2018

Seisia

4 Mar 2018 – 4 Mar 2018

Cooktown

5 Mar 2018 – 5 Mar 2018

Mount Isa

6 Mar 2018 – 6 Mar 2018

Cloncurry

6 Mar 2018 – 6 Mar 2018

Birdsville

7 Mar 2018 – 7 Mar 2018

Roma

7 Mar 2018 – 7 Mar 2018

Mitchell

8 Mar 2018 – 8 Mar 2018

Morven

8 Mar 2018 – 8 Mar 2018

Charleville

8 Mar 2018 – 8 Mar 2018

Tambo

9 Mar 2018 – 9 Mar 2018

Augathella

9 Mar 2018 – 9 Mar 2018

Blackall

9 Mar 2018 – 9 Mar 2018

Barcaldine

10 Mar 2018 – 10 Mar 2018

Ilfracombe

10 Mar 2018 – 10 Mar 2018

Longreach

10 Mar 2018 – 10 Mar 2018

Winton

11 Mar 2018 – 11 Mar 2018

Hughenden

11 Mar 2018 – 11 Mar 2018

Prairie

12 Mar 2018 – 12 Mar 2018

Pentland

12 Mar 2018 – 12 Mar 2018

Homestead

12 Mar 2018 – 12 Mar 2018

Charters Towers

12 Mar 2018 – 12 Mar 2018

Tully River

13 Mar 2018 – 13 Mar 2018

Paronella Park

13 Mar 2018 – 13 Mar 2018

Ravenshoe

14 Mar 2018 – 14 Mar 2018

Atherton

14 Mar 2018 – 14 Mar 2018

Tolga

14 Mar 2018 – 14 Mar 2018

Mareeba

14 Mar 2018 – 14 Mar 2018

Daintree

14 Mar 2018 – 14 Mar 2018

Cairns

15 Mar 2018 – 15 Mar 2018

Cairns

16 Mar 2018 – 16 Mar 2018

Yarrabah

17 Mar 2018 – 17 Mar 2018

Cairns

17 Mar 2018 – 17 Mar 2018

Innisfail

17 Mar 2018 – 17 Mar 2018

Mission Beach

17 Mar 2018 – 17 Mar 2018

Tully

17 Mar 2018 – 17 Mar 2018

Cardwell

18 Mar 2018 – 18 Mar 2018

Ingham

18 Mar 2018 – 18 Mar 2018

Townsville

18 Mar 2018 – 18 Mar 2018

Townsville

19 Mar 2018 – 19 Mar 2018

Ayr

19 Mar 2018 – 19 Mar 2018

Bowen

19 Mar 2018 – 19 Mar 2018

Airlie Beach

19 Mar 2018 – 19 Mar 2018

Whitsunday Islands

20 Mar 2018 – 20 Mar 2018

Mackay

20 Mar 2018 – 20 Mar 2018

Nebo

21 Mar 2018 – 21 Mar 2018

Coppabella

21 Mar 2018 – 21 Mar 2018

Moranbah

21 Mar 2018 – 21 Mar 2018

Clermont

21 Mar 2018 – 21 Mar 2018

Capella

22 Mar 2018 – 22 Mar 2018

Anakie

22 Mar 2018 – 22 Mar 2018

Emerald

22 Mar 2018 – 22 Mar 2018

Blackwater

23 Mar 2018 – 23 Mar 2018

Bluff

23 Mar 2018 – 23 Mar 2018

Dingo

23 Mar 2018 – 23 Mar 2018

Duaringa

23 Mar 2018 – 23 Mar 2018

Rockhampton

23 Mar 2018 – 23 Mar 2018

Yeppoon

23 Mar 2018 – 23 Mar 2018

Gladstone

24 Mar 2018 – 24 Mar 2018

Miriam Vale

24 Mar 2018 – 24 Mar 2018

1770

24 Mar 2018 – 24 Mar 2018

Agnes Water

24 Mar 2018 – 24 Mar 2018

Bundaberg

24 Mar 2018 – 24 Mar 2018

Fraser Island

25 Mar 2018 – 25 Mar 2018

Hervey Bay

25 Mar 2018 – 25 Mar 2018

Maryborough

25 Mar 2018 – 25 Mar 2018

Gympie

26 Mar 2018 – 26 Mar 2018

Noosa

26 Mar 2018 – 26 Mar 2018

Caloundra

27 Mar 2018 – 27 Mar 2018

Kilcoy

27 Mar 2018 – 27 Mar 2018

Kingaroy

27 Mar 2018 – 27 Mar 2018

Oakey

28 Mar 2018 – 28 Mar 2018

Dalby

28 Mar 2018 – 28 Mar 2018

Toowoomba

28 Mar 2018 – 28 Mar 2018

Warwick

29 Mar 2018 – 29 Mar 2018

Gatton

29 Mar 2018 – 29 Mar 2018

Ipswich

29 Mar 2018 – 29 Mar 2018

Brisbane

30 Mar 2018 – 31 Mar 2018

Redcliffe

30 Mar 2018 – 30 Mar 2018

Brighton, Sandgate

30 Mar 2018 – 30 Mar 2018

Shorncliffe

30 Mar 2018 – 30 Mar 2018

Chermside

30 Mar 2018 – 30 Mar 2018

Paddington, Milton

30 Mar 2018 – 30 Mar 2018

Toowong, Indooroopilly

30 Mar 2018 – 30 Mar 2018

Chelmer, Graceville, Sherwood

30 Mar 2018 – 30 Mar 2018

Cleveland

31 Mar 2018 – 31 Mar 2018

Griffith University Nathan campus

31 Mar 2018 – 31 Mar 2018

Holland Park

31 Mar 2018 – 31 Mar 2018

Kangaroo Point

31 Mar 2018 – 31 Mar 2018

Teneriffe

31 Mar 2018 – 31 Mar 2018

New Farm, Fortitude Valley

31 Mar 2018 – 31 Mar 2018

Brisbane City

31 Mar 2018 – 31 Mar 2018

South Bank

31 Mar 2018 – 31 Mar 2018

Tamborine Mountain

1 Apr 2018 – 1 Apr 2018

Daisy Hill

1 Apr 2018 – 1 Apr 2018

Beenleigh

1 Apr 2018 – 1 Apr 2018

Upper Coomera

1 Apr 2018 – 1 Apr 2018

Helensvale

1 Apr 2018 – 1 Apr 2018

Hope Island

2 Apr 2018 – 2 Apr 2018

Paradise Point

2 Apr 2018 – 2 Apr 2018

Runaway Bay

2 Apr 2018 – 2 Apr 2018

Labrador

2 Apr 2018 – 2 Apr 2018

Southport

2 Apr 2018 – 2 Apr 2018

Highland Park, Nerang

2 Apr 2018 – 2 Apr 2018

Ashmore, Bundall

2 Apr 2018 – 2 Apr 2018

Coolangatta

3 Apr 2018 – 3 Apr 2018

Tugun, Currumbin

3 Apr 2018 – 3 Apr 2018

Palm Beach

3 Apr 2018 – 3 Apr 2018

Burleigh Heads

3 Apr 2018 – 3 Apr 2018

Robina

3 Apr 2018 – 3 Apr 2018

Nobby Beach, Mermaid Beach

3 Apr 2018 – 3 Apr 2018

Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise

3 Apr 2018 – 3 Apr 2018

Surfers Paradise

4 Apr 2018 – 4 Apr 2018

Griffith University Gold Coast campus

4 Apr 2018 – 4 Apr 2018

Main Beach

4 Apr 2018 – 4 Apr 2018






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