Queen's Baton Relay

Torquay will be one of the towns included on the global Queen’s Baton Relay route in the lead up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.  The specific Torquay route will be announced later this year.

Shire residents were invited to nominate relay participants, with batonbearers to be announced in October 2017. About 3,800 batonbearers will be selected for the 100-day Australian Baton journey that visits communities in every state and territory.

The Queen’s Baton Relay started in London on Commonwealth Day, Monday 13 March 2017. It will travel through the entire Commonwealth for 388 days and 230,000 kilometres.

The Relay will start in Australia on 25 December 2017.