Come along and cheer on local legends as they carry the Queen’s Baton through Frankston City, towards its final destination, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018.
The Queen’s Baton carries a message from Her Majesty The Queen through the entire Commonwealth. The Games are declared officially open when the message is read aloud.
Batonbearers are people of all abilities who inspire others to be great, showcasing their sporting achievements and community contribution to the world.
The Queen’s Baton Relay will showcase our magnificent city to a national audience as it travels through Frankston City on Sunday 11 February 2018 from 4pm to 6pm.
Queen’s Baton Relay Route
- From PARC down Cranbourne Rd/Playne St towards the city centre
- Right into Young St
- Left down Wells St
- Left onto the Nepean Hwy
- Left into Davey St
- Right down Yuille St
- Right down High St
- Left onto Nepean Hwy towards Olivers Hill
- Onto a boat at the Olivers Hill ramp
- Disembark onto the Frankston Pier
- Down Frankston Pier and into the Frankston Waterfront Festival
Join the Relay Cheer Squad - Show your True Colours
This is a chance for Frankston residents to get on board and make headlines as Australia’s best supporters. Local schools and sports clubs are encouraged to line the streets and cheer.
There will be spot prizes on the day for sporting groups and schools who do our city proud, by wearing bright colours and cheering the loudest.
Eighteen legends from Melbourne’s south east have been given the honour to carry the Baton across Frankston City including: Louise Morrison, N’arweet Carolyn Briggs, (respected Elder of the Boon Wurrung people), Debbie Flintoff King, Jane Jelekainen, Robert Kabbas, Dan Langelaan, Christopher May, Lisa McLeish, Sarah Miller, Tina Miller, Bailey Miller, Darren Murphy, Paul Olsson, Ray Peak, John Pingiaro, Mathew Rizzo, Trevor Vincent and Jake Ward.
Due to road and car park closures, we recommend taking public transport to get to the Frankston city centre and watch the Queen’s Baton Relay.
Public Parking Available
- Frankston Railway Station
- Bayside Entertainment Complex
Car Park Closures from 6am-6pm on Sunday 11 February
- Frankston Waterfront car parks – North and South
- Frankston Waterfront Boat Ramp car park
- Frankston Yacht Club car park
- 75% of PARC car park
- Olivers Hill Boat Ramp car park
Restricted Access from 3.30pm-5.30pm on Sunday 11 February
- Car park corner Young and Davey Street
- Frankston Arts Centre car park
- Street parking along relay route
- Car park corner Young and Playne Street
- Car park Nepean Highway - between Wells and Playne Street
Major Road Closes
- Cranbourne Road: Between Melvin Street and Playne Street, east-bound
- Playne Street: Between Cranbourne Road and Dandenong Valley Highway/Young Street
- Dandenong Valley Highway/Young Street: Between Playne Street and Wells Street
- Wells Street: Between Dandenong Valley Highway/Young Street and Nepean Highway
- Nepean Highway: Between Wells Street and Davey Street
- Davey Street: Between Nepean Highway and Baxter Street
- Baxter Street: Between Davey Street and Park Street
- Park Street: Between Baxter Street and Yuille Street
- Yuille Street: Between Hastings Road and Williams Street
- High Street: Between Yuille Street and the Esplanade
- Nepean Highway: Between Davey Street and Liddesdale Avenue
Dates and Times
Sunday 11 February 2018
4pm to 6pm