Queen’s Baton Relay

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Join us as we proudly host the Queen’s Baton Relay at our Nathan and Gold Coast campuses

The Queen's Baton Relay is held prior to the beginning of the Commonwealth Games. The Relay travels around the Commonwealth, inspiring community pride and exciting people about the event to come. The Queen's Baton itself carries a message from the Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II that calls the Commonwealth’s athletes to come together in peaceful and friendly competition.

Griffith University is proud to be hosting the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Queen’s Baton Relay at both our Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. To celebrate, we will be holding special festivities for our students, staff and the local community to commemorate the occasion in style. There’ll be plenty on offer for the entire family, and we invite everyone to join us for these fun, free events.

We are particularly excited about the visit of the Queen’s Baton to our Nathan campus as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited the Brisbane Commonwealth Games Village in 1982 on the site which now houses our student accommodation. A fitting homecoming indeed!

Nathan campus

Saturday 31 March Celebration times to be confirmed Griffith University Nathan campus 179 Kessels Road, Nathan

The Queen’s Baton will arrive at the celebration at 1pm. This is a free and public event. Plenty of free parking will be available on campus, and the event will be accessible via public transport.

Gold Coast campus

Wednesday 4 April Celebration times to be confirmed Griffith University Gold Coast campus Parklands Drive, Southport

The Queen’s Baton will arrive on the campus at 11am. This is a free and public event. Parking on campus will be very limited so public transport is recommended.

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In the news

Queen’s Baton Relay has Griffith flavour

Griffith University graduate Elise Appleton has her design work on display across the world, after the Queen launched the 2018 Commonwealth Games Baton Relay at Buckingham Palace this week.

Elise’s colourful design was chosen for the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) emblem...

Read full article on the Griffith news site

‘Inspirational’ eight from Griffith to carry Queen’s Baton

Australian of the Year, Professor Emeritus Alan Mackay-Sim, heads a list of noteworthy Griffith University representatives who have been selected for their contributions to the community on the Australian leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR).

Read full article on the Griffith news site