Women’s Rites of Passage

For further and up to date information on Women’s Rites of Passage events in the Castlemaine area please follow this link.

Who are we?

We are a grassroots community driven group, committed to supporting and mentoring young people of the earth through conscious Rites of passage.

We acknowledge that the Castlemaine Women’s Rites of Passage events are held on the land of the Dja Dja Wurrung, and pay our respect to the original people of this land. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

Amongst traditional cultures of the world, acknowledgement of the transition from child to adult was considered an important milestone. In this modern time we seek to remember and re-establish this tradition for the people of our community.


Castlemaine Girls – Womanhood Rites of Passage is facilitated by a diverse group of local women, passionate about supporting young women to make a conscious transition to womanhood.
Working together to create a rich and interesting (extended) weekend experience,  women involved in our group recognise their own unique contribution towards weaving together the threads of community and honouring this unique time in a young woman’s life. 

We are Sisters, Daughters, Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts, Song makers, Gardeners, home-makers, kin-keepers, Nurturers. Collectively our group contains many qualifications and lived experiences that support the Rite of Passage events including; Social Work, Community Development, Occupational Therapy, Health modalities, Nature Connection, Mentoring, Ceremony holding, Art, Film-making, Herbalism, Non-Violent Communication and Environmentalism.

We work closely with the men of Castlemaine Rites of Passage, both in supporting our respective events, and to co-create events that support our larger community.