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 in the following order:

1. Jodie Carroll

2. Sotirios Mourtzas

3. John Ellis

4. Colleen Mackay

5. Terence Ernest Cox ASM

6. Catherine Montalto

7. Bianca Appleford

8. Wendy Grant

9. Pam Rowler

10. Kaye Thomas

11. Rosie Batty

12. Donna Nettlefold




The Queen’s Baton will depart from St Josephs Primary School at 9.35am and travel along Constitution Hill Road, Coppin Road, Melbourne Road and enter Ocean Beach Road, left onto Point Nepean Road and right into Hotham Road.

Rolling road closures will be in place to ensure safe passage of the relay. Delays are expected of up to approximately 10-15 minutes and detours will be in place.

Road Closures

Main Street Sorrento - Ocean Beach Road (Portsea side) will be closed from 5.30am until 10.30am. Parking on the Rye side will be open.

School drop offs for St Josephs Primary School - Parents are advised to enter Ocean Beach Road from Point Nepean Road to access Constitution Hill Road until 8.30am. After this time, please use Kerferd Road and enter via Sorrento Primary School.

School drop offs for Sorrento Primary School - Parents are advised to enter Ocean Beach Road from Point Nepean Road to access Kerferd Road. The relay route will commence closure at 9am and this will include Kerferd and Darling Roads.

Be part of this once in a lifetime event with live and local music, roving characters, children's activities starting at 9.30am followed by free morning tea, official smoking ceremony and address by Mayor, Bryan Payne at 10am.

So, bring your friends and family to enjoy this wonderful community event.

Be sure to come back to this page to see all the photo's and video's from the event

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