Kings Park and Botanic Garden is proud to be announced as one of 19 places in Western Australia to host a section of the Queen’s Baton Relay in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
This will be the longest Queen’s Baton Relay in history, travelling through 70 Commonwealth nations and territories and covering 230,000 kilometres over 388 days.
The Relay traditionally takes a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II throughout the Commonwealth to the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games are set to be held on the Gold Coast 4 – 15 April 2018, marking the fifth time the Commonwealth Games will have been held in Australia.
The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates the diversity of the Commonwealth, inspires community pride and excites people about the festival of sport and culture to come. Her Majesty will send a message to athletes to come together in peaceful and friendly competition.
Kings Park last took part in a Queen’s Baton Relay in February 2006 when Melbourne hosted the Games.
Further announcements about the Queen’s Baton Relay and its route through Kings Park will be made in the coming months. Stay tuned via our social media or here on our website for further details.