The Queen’s Baton Relay will make its way through Toowong before heading to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in two weeks.

The excitement of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games is building, with the highly anticipated Opening Ceremony kicking things off in just two weeks on the 4th of April. As the Queen’s Baton Relay makes its journey around the whole of Australia, next week it will begin the final leg as it comes into Brisbane before heading to the Commonwealth Games.

Toowong is one of the suburbs in Brisbane which has been selected to not only see the Queen’s Baton Relay run through it, but also host a celebration for the community. On Easter Friday the 30th of March, from 2.30pm to 6.00pm, residents of Toowong will have a chance to be part of the celebrations at the Wests Bulldogs Rugby Club on Sylvan Road.

Festivities have been organised to entertain the whole family and include live music, ‘oversized’ games, a jumping castle, face painting, footy toss, sports demonstrations and festival food. For the Olympian in all of us, an ‘extreme’ 30m obstacle course and inflatable basketball court will also be set up to test our skills.

The Queen’s Baton is scheduled to arrive at the Toowong celebration at 3.48pm and will be carried by the Order of Australia recipient Simon Newcomb. The event is a fantastic opportunity for all of us to be involved in a tradition which the Brisbane City Council says “celebrates our Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about world-class sports.”

Our vibrant community is just one of the reasons we love to call Toowong home. What better way to start the Easter long weekend than coming together with friends and neighbours to celebrate the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.


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