Castlemaine Rites of Passage

Learn about yourself
and others through this transformative process.

A contemporary, community based rites of passage process, to empower the young and old  with an authentic sense of self and a positive place within community.

Boys & Men

Girls & Women

Queer / Non-binary

We aim to be inclusive of all genders and encourage anyone to contact us and we can discuss if it can work for you.

We carry an awareness of the needs of those that may seek a Queer Rite of Passage. We are currently unable to offer this option but continue to build our capacity, knowledge and experience in this direction.

Valuing the wellbeing of young people is what motivates this community-based group. We hold nature-connected contemporary rite-of-passage gatherings on Djaara country, responding to the needs of teens and adults who feel the call to come.

We believe that humans have a personal and collective purpose that when valued makes us truly helpful to life. The events we offer support a remembering of the connection to ourselves, our community and the living world around us, nourishing the foundations for our sense of belonging.

Ceremonial rites of passage offer a process for revealing, recognising, and honouring our unique gifts. We come together to share and celebrate life thresholds, supported by the village around us.

Currently our programs include Boys/Men, adult men and Girls/Women rites of passage. We welcome conversation with those who may identify otherwise, in a whole hearted desire to meet everyone’s needs.

Upcoming Events

Men's Rites of Passage

ROP Weekend
23 - 26 May 2024

Information Night

Date: Wed 27th March
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Campbells Creek Community Centre

Men's Rites of Passage

ROP Weekend
12 - 15 September 2024

Information Night

Date: Wed 24th July
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Campbells Creek Community Centre

Men's Rites of Passage

ROP Weekend
17 - 20 October 2024

Information Night

Date: Wed 24th July
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Campbells Creek Community Centre

Women's Rites of Passage

ROP Weekend
18 - 21 April 2024

Information Night

Date: 18 March 2024
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Tea Rooms, Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

Each Rites of Passage event includes: an information night, a transition night, the weekend and a regathering event.  You can see these dates on our full program calendar.

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