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Queen's Baton Relay route announced

The Queen’s Baton will travel along Main Street and Neeld Street when the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) comes to West Wyalong and Wyalong on Monday 29 January.

Commencing at McCann Park at 10.23am the baton will be carried directly through Main Street and Neeld Streets, with a special detour through The Wetlands, by 17 batonbearers specifically chosen for their contribution to community.

Games organisers have just announced details of the West Wyalong route which are available to explore at

The West Wyalong leg of the relay will conclude at the Neeld Street-Oak Street intersection before moving on to Forbes and Parkes.

Bland Shire Mayor Tony Lord will host a special whole of community event at Holland Park Pool at the conclusion of the QBR’s visit to celebrate and honour the batonbearers with more details to follow in the near future.

The chosen batonbearers for the West Wyalong leg of the QBR are (in alphabetical order) Nicole Caldow (Weethalle), Tony Carr (Ungarie), Shirley Clay (Barmedman), Matthew Davies (West Wyalong), Benjamin Egge (Barmedman), Rick Firman OAM (Temora), Stephen Geyer (Eglinton), Justine Henley (Ungarie), Inge Higgins (West Wyalong), Margaret Leslie (West Wyalong), Isabella Mason (West Wyalong), Moira Parkes (West Wyalong), Andrew Tough (West Wyalong), Alan Ward (Parkes), Patricia Wells (Barmedman), Peter Wood (North Yalgogrin) and Rob Woolcock (Heddon Greta).

Batonbearers will be informed of their street-specific slotting location in December. Details will be updated at in the weeks prior to the Baton arriving into West Wyalong.

After travelling 288 days throughout the Commonwealth, the Queen’s Baton will arrive on Australian soil in Brisbane on 24 December 2017, having shared the dream of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (C2018) with over one third of the world’s population.

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.

The Queen’s Baton will arrive on the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018, where His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will remove Her Majesty’s message from the Baton and read it aloud to declare the Games officially open.