On 30 January 2018 the region will welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay.

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 Relay commenced its epic 388-day journey on 13 March 2017 and will arrive in Australia on Christmas Eve before making its way to our Region on 30 January via 17 batonbearers chosen to carry the baton across our LGA. The Queen’s Baton finishes its journey at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

 

To herald a welcome to the Queen’s Baton, the Region will stage two events:


Wellington
1pm to 2pm, Cameron Park 
The Baton will travel through Cameron Park, 1.50pm – 2pm
Celebrations include a free sausage sizzle, live entertainment and official welcome ceremony.

Track the baton! The Queen's Baton will move through Cameron Park from Wellington Library, past the Visitor Information Centre to the Rotunda. 

 

Dubbo
5pm to 7pm, Victoria Park
The Baton will travel through Victoria Park, 5.30pm – 6pm
A sports expo will be held along with live entertainment, free sausage sizzle and an official ceremony, with Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre opening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm with free admissions.

Track the baton! The Queen's Baton will move from Apex Oval through Kokoda Place, along Wingewarra Street before turning left onto Hopetoun Street and right onto Bultje Street. It will continue along Bultje Street before turning right onto Macquarie Street and travelling the length of the street before turning right onto Talbragar Street and coming to a stop at Victoria Park.

 

 

 

For information on the route the Baton will take through the Region, head to www.gc2018.com/qbr