Maranoa residents can begin planning their Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) experience with the route now available to explore online.
The Baton will then travel west to Mitchell on 8 March 2018 to Mitchell State School and travel around the town streets, finishing on the Warrego Highway before moving onto Morven.
Mayor Tyson Golder says it’s very exciting that Maranoa residents get the chance to be part of this once in a lifetime event.
“Residents will have the opportunity to get up close to the Queen’s Baton in Roma and Mitchell and celebrate this amazing event.”
Maranoa Batonbearer Fiona Flanders says it will be a huge day of celebrations and will be a fantastic time to catch up with our Maranoa friends and other Batonbearers.
“I love the tradition of the Games and the way the relay helps to promote sport throughout communities across such diverse regions.”
“My brother-in-law is also a Batonbearer and to have this family connection within this little part of history is something special for me.”
Batonbearers will be informed of their allocated street-specific location in December. Details will be updated at gc2018.com/qbr in the weeks prior to the Baton arriving into a celebration community.
Details of specific routes are now availaible on will be available at gc2018.com/qbr.
From Christmas Day until 24 January 2018, the Queen’s Baton will be shared with thousands of Australians at popular summertime events, iconic locations and children’s hospitals around the country.
From 25 January 2018, the QBR will shift gears to a more traditional relay, where the Queen’s Baton will celebrate Australia Day, before continuing in the hands of approximately 3,800 Batonbearers through every state and territory.