Bunbury hosts Queen's Baton Relay ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games

People across the South West lined the streets, whooped and cheered in celebration of the Queen’s Baton Relay. 

On Friday, February 23, former Olympian Pam Glossop left from Bunbury Primary School to kick off the Bunbury leg of the relay. 

Students, staff, parents and community members observed the baton’s arrival in Bunbury. 

The relay then travelled down Spencer Street, headed through the Bunbury CBD and along the coast before finishing at the Graham Bricknell Music Shell. 

A selection of community members from the Busselton region took part in the baton’s journey through Bunbury including Ms Glossop, former South West MP Barry House, Ben Aldridge and Chris Hardwick.

The Baton Relay will travel over 40,000 kilometres, across every state and territory in Australia, ahead of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

The Commonwealth Games will run from April 4 to 15.

Approximately 38,000 participants will carry the baton across the country.  

The relay kicked off on Commonwealth Day - March 13 - before reaching the Caribbean, Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania.