Queen's Baton Relay

The eyes of the Commonwealth will be on Cairns from March 15-17 next year, as the Queen's Baton journeys towards its final destination, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018.

Residents from Cairns can begin planning their Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) experience with the street-level detail and community celebrations now available to explore at gc2018.com/qbr.

From the beaches of Palm Cove through to the new community facilities, the QBR will feature many of the iconic backdrops the region is renowned for including the Cairns Esplanade, Cairns Botanic Gardens and Munro Martin Parklands.

Across Australia approximately 3,800 batonbearers are needed to share the dream of the ‘friendly Games’ as part of the QBR. Batonbearers for the Queen's Baton Relay will be announced in November 2017.

Find out when and where the Baton will be in Cairns at gc2018.com/qbr.

Batonbearers will be informed of their street-specific slotting location in December.

Last updated: 17 November 2017