Inspirational Tasmanians from all walks of life are being called on to carry the Queen’s Baton in Tasmania as the State prepares to host the Queen’s Baton Relay in the lead up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Across Australia approximately 3,800 baton bearers are needed to share the dream of the ‘friendly Games’ as part of the relay.
Communities large and small around Tasmania will be showcased to the world as the eyes of the Commonwealth follow the Baton’s journey.
The Baton will visit six local communities over three days from Wednesday 7 February to Friday 9 February 2018.
They will inspire community pride and build excitement for the largest event to be staged in Australia for a decade.
The Queen’s message is held within the Baton and will be read aloud at the Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018 to officially open the Games.
Speaker of the House of Assembly and Liberal Member for Denison, Elise Archer, said she is proud to present all Tasmanians with the chance to be baton bearers.
Ms Archer said the event will shine a light on all the things that make our State so special.
From today until 15 May 2017, anyone can nominate a person who inspires them to be great.
Games organisers are looking for people who:
•Have achieved something extraordinary or inspired others to achieve something extraordinary; or
•Have made a significant contribution to either sport, education, the arts, culture, charity or within their community; or
•Have excelled, or aspire to excel athletically or personally; or
•Contribute to a fun, friendly, vibrant and inclusive community;
•Are at least 10 years old as at 25 December 2017; and
•Are an Australian citizen or lawfully entitled to reside in Australia during the Relay period (25 December 2017 – 4 April 2018).
Nominations can be made at gc2018.com/qbr.