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

The relay route will be announced on 17 November 2017.

More information on the community celebration will be made available soon.

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