See the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay as it journeys through South Perth

Media Release 17 November 2017

Residents from the City of South Perth can begin planning their Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) experience with the street-level detail now available to explore at

Starting at the Old Mill on Mill Point Rd, the Baton Relay will journey through South Perth on Saturday 24 February 2018, making its way along the South Perth Esplanade to Sir James Mitchell Park carried by eight batonbearers.

From South Perth, the Queen’s Baton will continue its journey along the Swan River by water ski to Burswood Park, carried by Bull Creek resident Ryan Green, during a journey that is expected to take around 10 minutes.

After travelling an astonishing 288 days throughout the Commonwealth, the Queen’s Baton arrives onto Australian soil in Brisbane on 24 December 2017, having shared the dream of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (C2018) with over one third of the world’s population. 

From Christmas Day until 24 January 2018, the Queen’s Baton will be shared with thousands of Australians at popular summertime events, iconic locations and children’s hospitals around the country.

From 25 January 2018, the QBR shifts gears to a more traditional relay, where the Queen’s Baton will celebrate Australia Day, before continuing in the hands of approximately 3,800 batonbearers through every state and territory. 

As the Queen’s Baton travels the length and breadth of Australia, the QBR will not just pass through, but spend quality time in each community it visits, calling into hundreds of local schools and community celebrations along the way. 

The Queen’s Baton will arrive on the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018, where His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will remove Her Majesty’s message from the Baton and read it aloud to declare the Games officially open.

Find out when and where the Baton will be in the City of South Perth at

Batonbearers will be informed of their street-specific slotting location in December. Details will be updated at in the weeks prior to the Baton arriving into a celebration community. 

“People around Australian and in our City of South Perth community can now see the route of where the iconic Queen’s Baton Relay, the streets which will be lined with people and the celebration dates to mark in their calendars,” City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said.

“Batonbearers across the country represent our diverse community, from ambitious 10-year-olds, to humble volunteers and some of Australia’s most accomplished legends. Collectively batonbearers taking more than a million steps to bring the Queen’s Baton to the start of GC2018.”

GOLDOC Chairman Peter Beattie AC said, “Rather than just pass through, the Relay has been designed to spend quality time in communities across Australia so that as many people as possible can be a part of the Baton’s journey and share in the excitement of GC2018.

“The Queen’s Baton Relay is a global journey that will soon reach Australia, reminding us all that GC2018, the largest sporting event Australia will see this decade, is just around the corner.”


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