XXI Commonwealth Games – Queen’s Baton Relay 2018

The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture to come.

Charters Towers will be celebrating with a ‘Party in the Park’ on Monday, 12 March 2018, from 3:00pm to 7:30pm and will feature live music, entertainment and food stalls.

The Queen’s Baton carries a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II that calls the Commonwealth’s athletes to come together in peaceful and friendly competition.

The GC2018 Relay will be the longest and the most accessible ever, not just passing through, but spending quality time in each community it visits.

Queen's Baton RelayStarting on 13 March, 2017 at Buckingham Palace, the Baton will travel on an epic 388-day journey through all nations and territories of the Commonwealth.

The Queen’s Baton Relay will arrive in the Charters Towers region on Monday, 12 March 2018, arriving in Pentland at 12:33pm – 1:03pm then Homestead from 1:38pm -1:55pm.  The Baton will arrive in Charters Towers at 4:31pm followed by an end of day celebration ‘Party in the Park’ at Centenary Park 5:30pm – 6pm. 

The Queen’s Baton will arrive on the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 04 April 2018, where Her Majesty, or a representative, will remove the message from the Baton and read it aloud to officially open the Games.

For more info on the Queen’s Baton Relay Route in Charters Towers go to www.gc2018.com/QBR


During the Queen’s Baton Relay and the Party in the Park, various roads will be closed and parking restrictions may apply.‚Äč Further information will be provided as finalised.

Program of Events            Information for Food Vendors            Roads Closure Information


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