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Queen's Baton Relay

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The Queens Baton Relay started at Buckingham Palace on 13th March 2017. The Baton contains a message from Her Majesty the Queen which is carried through the Commonwealth to the Opening Ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The baton arrives in Wollongong on Monday 5 February 2018.

The Baton will be skydived into Stuart Park at 10.21am for the first community celebration, and will then be relayed by local baton-bearers along Cliff Road, around Flagstaff Hill, along Marine Drive then to Crown Street Mall Wollongong at 11.35am where there'll be another community celebration. 

The arrival of the Baton in Wollongong gives us a chance to unite as a community and celebrate the links, traditions and people that connect communities in Australia and across the Commonwealth as well as celebrating sport, community diversity and peace.

Key times

9:45am: School and community celebration in Stuart Park
10:05am: Baton arrives at Stuart Park
10:55am: Baton departs Stuart Park via Cliff Road
11:20am: Baton passes at Flagstaff Hill
11:35am: Baton arrives in Crown Street Mall​

Baton Bearers

  • Anthony Boucaut, Austinmer

  • Raymond Brown, Mt Kembla

  • Nicole Calarco, Wedderburn

  • Hugh Carpenter, Bulli

  • Greg Copeland, Banora Point

  • Thomas Dawson, Woonona

  • Barbara Edwards, Thirlmere

  • Natalie Gartshore, Woonona

  • Mark Hill, Baulkham Hill

  • Marie Kay, Wollongong

  • Benton McCann, Austinmer

  • Josie McCann, Austinmer

  • Susie McKeon, Mount Kembla

  • Ron McKeon, Mount Kembla

  • Geoff Phillips, Mount Kembla

  • Grant Plecas, Tarrawanna

  • Victor Schweikert, Mittagong

  • Maximus Singleton, Bargo

  • Mitchell Wright, Keiraville

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be staged from 4 to 15 April 2018.
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