Queen's Baton Relay


Glenorchy City Council (GCC) hosted a community event on the front lawns of the council chambers on Friday 9 February 2018 for people to soak up the atmosphere as they watched the Queen’s Baton Relay pass by the front of the Council on its journey towards the Gold Coast.

The Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) will give everyday Australians an opportunity to play their part in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). The GC2018 Relay is the longest in history, travelling through the entire Commonwealth for 388 days and 230,000 kilometres. The QBR takes a message from Her Majesty The Queen through the Commonwealth to the Opening Ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. When the Baton arrives at the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 4th April 2018, the Queen’s message will be removed from the Baton and read aloud to officially open the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The City of Glenorchy was selected as a “celebration community”, therefore had the unique opportunity of seeing the Baton pass through our city.

About 300 people came along to the Council lawns to be part of the Queen’s Baton Relay and support our Batonbearers. Follow the Baton's journey at gc2018.com/qbr

Find out more about the Commonwealth Games, tickets for the Commonwealth Games and the competitive sports involved.