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Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay

The Queens Baton will pass through Bellingen on Thursday February 1st 2018 and successful baton bearers were publicly announced in October 2017.

This is an exciting opportunity for Bellingen Shire residents to play a part in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

After an epic 288 days travelling through the entire Commonwealth, the Queens Baton will touch down at Brisbane Airport on Christmas Eve. It will then travel for a further 100 days before reaching its final Gold Coast destination for the much anticipated Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on April 4th 2018.

The baton's 100 day journey in Australia involves 3800 baton bearers and 40,000km of travel through every State and Territory.

Bellingen Shire Council is looking forward to this very special event and hopes to use the opportunity to showcase and acknowledge our local sporting community.




The Queens Baton will pass through Bellingen on Thursday February 1st 2018 and successful baton bearers were publicly announced in October 2017.

This is an exciting opportunity for Bellingen Shire residents to play a part in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

After an epic 288 days travelling through the entire Commonwealth, the Queens Baton will touch down at Brisbane Airport on Christmas Eve. It will then travel for a further 100 days before reaching its final Gold Coast destination for the much anticipated Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on April 4th 2018.

The baton's 100 day journey in Australia involves 3800 baton bearers and 40,000km of travel through every State and Territory.

Bellingen Shire Council is looking forward to this very special event and hopes to use the opportunity to showcase and acknowledge our local sporting community.




  • Sports Group Member/Contributor Nomination Form

    Bellingen Shire has some incredible sporting talent for a regional area and the Queens Baton Relay provides the perfect opportunity to recognise individual athletes, sporting teams, referees, coaches and other sporting volunteers.

    If you would like to nominate a sporting group or person, then please fill out the form below.


    Bellingen Shire has some incredible sporting talent for a regional area and the Queens Baton Relay provides the perfect opportunity to recognise individual athletes, sporting teams, referees, coaches and other sporting volunteers.

    If you would like to nominate a sporting group or person, then please fill out the form below.


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