Queen's Baton Relay
The Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) 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.
The Relay is the longest continual promotion of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). It provides an organic global reach for GC2018 across the 288-day international sector and the 100-day domestic sector throughout Australia.
The Baton will arrive in Queensland on Saturday 3 March 2018 and make its way across the state to reach the Gold Coast on Sunday 1 April 2018. The route is now available – visit gc2018.com/qbr to find out when the Baton will be in your area!
How will the Queen's Baton Relay affect me?
Due to the nature of the Relay, some roads and public transport services will be impacted while the Baton visits your area.
More detailed information about how this may affect you will be available February 2018, however examples of temporary interruptions include:
- rolling road closures
- traffic congestion
- property access restrictions
- bus service disruptions.
While every effort will be made to minimise disruptions or delays, we appreciate your patience during this once in a lifetime event.
Road closures and impacts
As the Queen's Baton moves around the Gold Coast there will be some rolling road closures and some roads will be closed for part of the day. While every effort will be made to minimise any inconvenience, we appreciate your patience during this once in a lifetime event.
If you are a resident or business on one of the impacted roads, you may have restricted access into your property for a period of time.
Some local bus services and stops will be affected by the QBR during its journey through Queensland.
The Queen’s Baton Relay route was announced on 17 November and is available on gc2018.com/qbr. Maps of the route will be available, so you can search for your local impacts.
Contact your local council to find out if access to your property will be affected by the QBR route.
Information about impacts to TransLink bus services and stops (in South East Queensland, Cairns, Mackay and Townsville) is available at translink.com.au/qbr.
We will have more information available soon about changes to qconnect bus services during the Relay.
To find out if your school bus service is affected by the Relay, please contact your local school bus operator.
QBR parking restrictions
As the Queen's Baton moves around the Gold Coast from Sunday 1 April to Wednesday 4 April, there will be a few temporary parking restrictions. While every effort will be made to minimise any inconvenience, we appreciate your patience during this once in a lifetime event.
|Date||Location||What's happening?||Road name||Suburb|
|Sunday, 1 April 2018||Helensvale Cultural Centre Plaza||Car park closed 1pm – 6pm||Sir John Overall Drive||Helensvale|
|Sunday, 1 April 2018||Paradise Point Park||Road closed 12am – 12pm||Community Lane (off Bruce Ave)||Paradise Point|
|Monday, 2 April 2018||Paradise Point Park||Car park closed 6am – 11am||Community Lane (off Bruce Ave)||Paradise Point|
|Monday, 2 April 2018||Runaway Bay Community Center||Car park closed 6am – 1pm||Lae Drive||Runaway Bay|
|Monday, 2 April 2018||Harley Park||Car park closed 6am – 1pm||Gold Coast Highway||Labrador|
|Monday, 2 April 2018||Nerang Street||Car park closed 6am – 2pm||Nerang Street||Southport|
|Monday, 2 April 2018||Point Danger||Car park closed 2pm to midnight||Tweed Terrace||Rainbow Bay|
|Tuesday, 3 April 2018||Point Danger||Road closed 1am – 9am, Car park closed 12am – 9am||Tweed Terrace||Rainbow Bay|
|Tuesday, 3 April 2018||North Kirra SLSC||Car park closed 6am – 9am||Pacific Parade||Kirra|
|Tuesday, 3 April 2018||Currumbin Vikings SLSC||Car park closed 6am – 10am||Pacific Parade||Currumbin|
|Tuesday, 3 April 2018||Burleigh Heads — Esplanade||Car park closed 6am – 1pm||Goodwin Terrace||Burleigh Heads|
|Tuesday, 3 April 2018||Burleigh Heads — Esplanade||Car park closed 6am – 1pm||The Esplanade||Burleigh Heads|
|Tuesday, 3 April 2018||Kurrawa Baton Bearer Parking||Car park closed 6am – 5pm||Old Burleigh Road||Broadbeach|
|Tuesday, 3 April 2018||Kurrawa Time Adjustment Break||Car park closed 6am – 5pm||Old Burleigh Road||Broadbeach|
|Tuesday, 3 April 2018||Hanlan Street||Car park closed 7pm – midnight||Hanlan Street||Surfers Paradise|
|Wednesday, 4 April 2018||Hanlan Street||Car park closed midnight to 10am||Hanlan Street||Surfers Paradise|
|Wednesday, 4 April 2018||Hollindale Park||Car park closed 6am – 2pm||Southport Surf Club Access||Main Beach|
|Wednesday, 4 April 2018||The Spit — Doug Jennings Park||Car park closed 6am – 2pm||Seaworld Drive||Main Beach|
|Wednesday, 4 April 2018||The Spit — near public pontoon||Car park closed 6am – 2pm||Muriel Henchman||Main Beach|