Queen's Baton arrives in Queensland - 101 days to go until Commonwealth Games

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The arrival of the Queen’s Baton in Queensland today marks 101 days to the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said today.

“It’s fitting tomorrow - Christmas Day - will be 100 days to the biggest gift to Queensland – our biggest ever event, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be the biggest event in Queensland’s history,” the Premier said.

“It will be our opportunity – and the opportunity of thousands of elite athletes – to shine in front of the world.”

The Premier said the Queen’s Baton Relay was an opportunity for Australians to get involved and excited about the Games.

“After arriving in Brisbane this morning, the Baton’s first stop for the Queen’s Baton Relay in Australia is the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Boxing Day,” she said.

It will travel over 40,000 kilometres through every Australian state and territory with the Baton to be carried by about 3800 Australians.

“After travelling through all other states and territories, the Queen’s Baton will spend its final 33 days in Queensland.

“Arriving into the Torres Strait before making its way south, it will showcase to the world the many landscapes of our great state – from the tropical coastal areas to lush rainforests and our beautiful outback.”

“More than 1800 batonbearers who were nominated by their community will carry the Queen’s Baton throughout Queensland. The oldest is 100-year-old Mr Bill Bruce from Nebo and the youngest is Corbin Easton from Caloundra who is 10-years-old.”

The Relay started on Commonwealth Day, Monday 13 March 2017, at Buckingham Palace when Her Majesty’s message was put inside of the Baton.

The distinctive design of the GC2018 Queen’s Baton captures the boundless energy of the Gold Coast. In form and inspiration, the Baton is a symbol of our past, present and future.

The Queen’s Baton arrives on the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018, where HRH The Prince of Wales will remove Her Majesty’s message from the Baton and read it aloud to declare the Games open.

Batonbearers, community events and the streets the Queen’s Baton will travel along are available at gc2018.com/qbr

The Queensland dates for the baton relay are:
Brisbane International 6 Jan 2018 - 7 Jan 2018
North Stradbroke Island 8 Jan 2018 - 8 Jan 2018
Magic Millions Barrier Draw 9 Jan 2018 - 9 Jan 2018
Palm Island 10 Jan 2018 - 10 Jan 2018
Natural Bridge 12 Jan 2018 - 12 Jan 2018
SkyPoint 12 Jan 2018 - 12 Jan 2018
Horn Island 3 Mar 2018 - 3 Mar 2018
Thursday Island 3 Mar 2018 - 3 Mar 2018
Hammond Island 3 Mar 2018 - 3 Mar 2018
Injinoo 4 Mar 2018 - 4 Mar 2018
Umagico 4 Mar 2018 - 4 Mar 2018
Bamaga 4 Mar 2018 - 4 Mar 2018
New Mapoon 4 Mar 2018 - 4 Mar 2018
Seisia 4 Mar 2018 - 4 Mar 2018
Cooktown 5 Mar 2018 - 5 Mar 2018
Mount Isa 6 Mar 2018 - 6 Mar 2018
Cloncurry 6 Mar 2018 - 6 Mar 2018
Birdsville 7 Mar 2018 - 7 Mar 2018
Roma 7 Mar 2018 - 7 Mar 2018
Mitchell 8 Mar 2018 - 8 Mar 2018
Morven 8 Mar 2018 - 8 Mar 2018
Charleville 8 Mar 2018 - 8 Mar 2018
Tambo 9 Mar 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
Augathella 9 Mar 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
Blackall 9 Mar 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
Barcaldine 10 Mar 2018 - 10 Mar 2018
Ilfracombe 10 Mar 2018 - 10 Mar 2018
Longreach 10 Mar 2018 - 10 Mar 2018
Winton 11 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018
Hughenden 11 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018
Prairie 12 Mar 2018 - 12 Mar 2018
Pentland 12 Mar 2018 - 12 Mar 2018
Homestead 12 Mar 2018 - 12 Mar 2018
Charters Towers 12 Mar 2018 - 12 Mar 2018
Tully River 13 Mar 2018 - 13 Mar 2018
Paronella Park 13 Mar 2018 - 13 Mar 2018
Ravenshoe 14 Mar 2018 - 14 Mar 2018
Atherton 14 Mar 2018 - 14 Mar 2018
Tolga 14 Mar 2018 - 14 Mar 2018
Mareeba 14 Mar 2018 - 14 Mar 2018
Daintree 14 Mar 2018 - 14 Mar 2018
Cairns 15 Mar 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
Cairns 16 Mar 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
Yarrabah 17 Mar 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
Cairns 17 Mar 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
Innisfail 17 Mar 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
Mission Beach 17 Mar 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
Tully 17 Mar 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
Cardwell 18 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
Ingham 18 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
Townsville 18 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
Townsville 19 Mar 2018 - 19 Mar 2018
Ayr 19 Mar 2018 - 19 Mar 2018
Bowen 19 Mar 2018 - 19 Mar 2018
Airlie Beach 19 Mar 2018 - 19 Mar 2018
Whitsunday Islands 20 Mar 2018 - 20 Mar 2018
Mackay 20 Mar 2018 - 20 Mar 2018
Nebo 21 Mar 2018 - 21 Mar 2018
Coppabella 21 Mar 2018 - 21 Mar 2018
Moranbah 21 Mar 2018 - 21 Mar 2018
Clermont 21 Mar 2018 - 21 Mar 2018
Capella 22 Mar 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
Anakie 22 Mar 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
Emerald 22 Mar 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
Blackwater 23 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
Bluff 23 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
Dingo 23 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
Duaringa 23 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
Rockhampton 23 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
Yeppoon 23 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
Gladstone 24 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
Miriam Vale 24 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
1770 24 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
Agnes Water 24 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
Bundaberg 24 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
Fraser Island 25 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
Hervey Bay 25 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
Maryborough 25 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
Gympie 26 Mar 2018 - 26 Mar 2018
Noosa 26 Mar 2018 - 26 Mar 2018
Caloundra 27 Mar 2018 - 27 Mar 2018
Kilcoy 27 Mar 2018 - 27 Mar 2018
Kingaroy 27 Mar 2018 - 27 Mar 2018
Oakey 28 Mar 2018 - 28 Mar 2018
Dalby 28 Mar 2018 - 28 Mar 2018
Toowoomba 28 Mar 2018 - 28 Mar 2018
Warwick 29 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
Gatton 29 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
Ipswich 29 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
Brisbane 30 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
Redcliffe 30 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
Brighton, Sandgate 30 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
Shorncliffe 30 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
Chermside 30 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
Paddington, Milton 30 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
Toowong, Indooroopilly 30 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
Chelmer, Graceville, Sherwood 30 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
Cleveland 31 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
Griffith University Nathan campus 31 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
Holland Park 31 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
Kangaroo Point 31 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
Teneriffe 31 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
New Farm, Fortitude Valley 31 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
Brisbane City 31 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
South Bank 31 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
Tamborine Mountain 1 Apr 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
Daisy Hill 1 Apr 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
Beenleigh 1 Apr 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
Upper Coomera 1 Apr 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
Helensvale 1 Apr 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
Hope Island 2 Apr 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
Paradise Point 2 Apr 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
Runaway Bay 2 Apr 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
Labrador 2 Apr 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
Southport 2 Apr 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
Highland Park, Nerang 2 Apr 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
Ashmore, Bundall 2 Apr 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
Coolangatta 3 Apr 2018 - 3 Apr 2018
Tugun, Currumbin 3 Apr 2018 - 3 Apr 2018
Palm Beach 3 Apr 2018 - 3 Apr 2018
Burleigh Heads 3 Apr 2018 - 3 Apr 2018
Robina 3 Apr 2018 - 3 Apr 2018
Nobby Beach, Mermaid Beach 3 Apr 2018 - 3 Apr 2018
Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise 3 Apr 2018 - 3 Apr 2018
Surfers Paradise 4 Apr 2018 - 4 Apr 2018
Griffith University Gold Coast campus 4 Apr 2018 - 4 Apr 2018
Main Beach 4 Apr 2018 - 4 Apr 2018

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