Queen's Baton Relay

About the Queen's Baton Relay

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 a peaceful and friendly competition.

The Relay began on 13 March 2017 at Buckingham Palace and has been taken on a remarkable journey through all the nations and territories of the Commonwealth. The Queen's Baton will arrive at 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.

To herald a welcome to the Queen's Baton, the region will stage two events on Tuesday, 30 January 2018.


A community celebration will take place at Cameron Park, from 1pm to 2pm, which will include a free sausage sizzle, live entertainment and an official welcome ceremony.

The Baton is expected to travel through Cameron Park at 1:50pm.


A number of sporting groups across the LGA have been invited to exhibit at a community sports expo which will be held at Victoria Park, from 5pm to 7pm. There will be another of interactive activities along with an official ceremony, live entertainment and free sausage sizzle.

The Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre will be offering free admission to the community from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

For more information on the Queen's Baton Relay route, click here.

Last Edited: 17 Jan 2018

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