Death Cafe Castlemaine

Hosted by Hayley West & Annie Morabito


Aug. 27, 2017

Start time:

1:00 p.m. (Melbourne EST)

End time:

3:00 p.m. (Melbourne EST)


The Mess Hall at The Governor's Cafe

Old Castlemaine Gaol

36-48 Bowden St

Castlemaine, VIC 3450





free event

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About this Death Cafe

This is the fifth Death Cafe in Castlemaine, Victoria and is proud to be part of Dying To Know Day 2017.

The Mess Hall at the Governor's Cafe in the Old Castlemaine Gaol is a comfortable space, accommodating our Death Cafes free of charge. 

So please come and enjoy the conversation and support a local business who make fabulous food and fantastic coffee!

We look forward to hearing your stories, thanks for sharing.

About Hayley West & Annie Morabito

Hayley West has co-hosted Death Cafes since 2014 in the Blue Mountains, Canberra and Senegal. She is a death literacy advocate and member of the Natural Death Advocacy Network.


Hayley's visual arts practice relates to a lived awareness of death and memorial, focusing on the realities of grief and how remaining objects and memories are interconnected.

Hayley has recently opened a physical space called The Departure at The Mill in Castlemaine. The Departure is a studio, gallery and shop dedicated to death and all that remains...


Annie Morabito is based in Castlemaine and working in private practice as an Art Therapist. Annie’s services include End of life support/Grief & Loss counselling/Intuitive Healing and Chakra balancing.


Annie's training includes: Death Doula/End of Life Consultant- Life Options; Soul Midwife/ Practitioner-Soul Midwives School (The Holistic & Spiritual Care of the Dying) United Kingdom; Compassion & Presence: Skills in Contemplative Care- Spiritual Care Education Programme Australia; Spiritual Care in Palliative Care- Queensland University self directed learning; Post Graduate Certificate in Loss, Grief & Trauma Counselling- Flinders University; Diploma of Counselling- Australian College of Applied Psychology; Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Art Therapy; Magnified Healing (Energy healing/ balancing) Reiki Healing; Diploma of Intuitive Spiritual Healing- Health & Harmony Colleges; and Mindfulness for Wellness & Peak Performance- Monash University.