Queen's Baton Relay

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City of Wanneroo to welcome Queen’s Baton in lead up to Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Local legends are being called on to carry the Queen’s Baton in the City of Wanneroo as it prepares to host the Queen’s Baton Relay.

Across Australia approximately 3,800 batonbearers are needed to share the dream of the ‘friendly Games’ as part of the QBR.

A community nomination program, will offer the people of Wanneroo and the surrounding region with an opportunity to carry the Baton. 

Batonbearers are people of all abilities who inspire others to be great and will represent the community with pride

Setting off in Australia on 25 December 2017, the Baton will travel for 100 days to connect with as many people as possible in every state and territory.

The Queen’s Baton carries a message from Her Majesty The Queen through the entire Commonwealth. The Games are declared officially open when the message is read aloud.

The Baton will start its global journey at Buckingham Palace on Commonwealth Day, Monday 13 March, and will travel through every Commonwealth nation and territory on its way to Australia.

From today until 15 May 2017, anyone can nominate a person who inspires them to be great.

Nominations can be made at

GC2018 are looking for people who:

  • Have achieved something extraordinary or inspired others to achieve something extraordinary; or
  • Have made a significant contribution to either sport, education, the arts, culture, charity or within their community; or
  • Have excelled, or aspire to excel athletically or personally; or
  • Contribute to a fun, friendly, vibrant and inclusive community;
  • Are at least 10 years old as at 25 December 2017; and
  • Are an Australian citizen or lawfully entitled to reside in Australia during the Relay period (25 December 2017 – 4 April 2018).

Nominate now