Community organisations are encouraged to nominate individuals to carry the Queen’s Baton in Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay on 19 Feb 2018.

Nominations close 15 May 2017!

The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Commonwealth 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.

The Gold Coast 2018 Relay will be the longest and the most accessible ever, not just passing through, but spending quality time in each community it visits.

The relay started on 13 March 2017 at Buckingham Palace in Britain, and is travelling on an epic 388-day journey through all nations and territories of the Commonwealth.

The Queen’s Baton will arrive on the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018, where Her Majesty, or a representative, will remove the message from the Baton and read it aloud to officially open the Games.

Organisers are looking for people of all abilities to share the dream and become a Baton bearer for the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay. A Baton bearer is someone who meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • Who contributes to a fun, friendly, vibrant and inclusive community.
  • 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.

The minimum age of a Baton bearer is 10 years old as at 25 December 2017 (the start date of the Queen’s Baton Relay in Australia).

Nomination details available HERE

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