Queen's Baton Relay 2018


The eyes of the Commonwealth will be on the peninsula on 12 February 2018 as the Baton journeys towards its final destination, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018.

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be staged from 4-15 April 2018, with more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories sharing in the excitement of the Games. Across Australia approximately 3,800 Batonbearers will take part in Queen’s Baton Relay.


Batonbearers are everyday Australians who inspire others to be great. Being a Batonbearer is a unique experience and is also an opportunity to be involved in the largest event to be staged in Australia in a decade.

Selected through a community nomination program, the Batonbearers recognise the achievements and aspirations of Australians from all walks of life.

Throughout the Mornington Peninsula, the following people will have the honour of carrying the Queen’s Baton for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games:

·         Bianca Appleford from Rye

·         Rosie Batty from Tyabb

·         Jodie Carroll from Blairgowrie

·         Terence Ernest Cox from Rosebud

·         John Ellis from Rye

·         Wendy Grant from Capel Sound

·         Colleen Mackay from Capel Sound

·         Catherine Montalto situated in Greenway with family from Rye

·         Donna Nettlefold from Rye

·         Pam Rowler from Dromana

·         Kaye Thomas from McCrae

-         Sotirios Mourtzas from Rosebud

The Queen’s Baton will depart from St Josephs Primary School and travelling along Constitution Hill Road, Coppin Road, Melbourne Road and enter Ocean Beach Road, left onto Point Nepean Road and right into Hotham Road.

The Baton will then travel into Sorrento Park where residents are encouraged to line the path and cheer on our local legends!

The event will conclude at Sorrento Park for a special community celebration before the baton travels down to the ferry terminal to board for the next leg of the relay!

Traffic management with will be in place to ensure safe passage of the Relay. Delays are expected of up to approximately 15 minutes and detours will be in place.

Be part of this once in a lifetime event with live and local music, roving acts, free morning tea followed by an official ceremony and address by Mayor, Bryan Payne. So, bring your friends and family to enjoy this wonderful community event.

To find out more about the Queen’s Baton Relay visit gc2018.com/qbr or Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games visit gc2018.com