Castlemaine District Community Health, Facilitating Better Health


Castlemaine District Community Health welcomes young people to all services. Due to funding cuts direct youth services are limited. Castlemaine District Community Health auspice Connect Central Castlemaine which provides a partnership between Schools, Local Government, welfare, job service providers, local agencies and organisations. The No Wrong Door approach is supported in Mount Alexander Shire. A range of youth services is listed below.

To access any of our services, call Reception on (03) 5479 1000.
Our open hours are Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday from 9am - 4.30pm.

YOUTH CONTACTS - click here


L2P - Learner Driver Mentor Program

Learner Drivers

If you’re a young person looking to achieve your probationary licence but are having trouble finding a supervising driver, the L2P program could be for you.

Gaining the necessary 120 hours of supervised driving can be difficult for some. If you are aged between 16 and 21, have your L plates but do not have access to a car and/or qualified driver - this could be the answer.

Learner drivers will be matched with a specially trained driver mentor and have access to our vehicles. Please contact Lisa Cavallaro to see if you qualify or 5479 1000.

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Recruiting Mentors Now


Volunteer as a Supervising Driver/Mentor with the L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program.

Castlemaine District Community Health is calling for community volunteers to join the L2P program to support disadvantaged young people and assist them to achieve 120 hours of road driving.

Car, training and support provided. Click here for the information flyer.

Please contact Lisa Cavallaro for more details

Vic Roads Mount Alexander Shire

YOUTH counselling appointments

Available Monday to Friday  

Young people will be provided with a safe, free and confidential environment to discuss their concerns and be provided with appropriate support or referrals as required.

Call Reception on 5479 1000 or drop in to make an appointment with the Duty worker.

CHILDRENS Counselling appointments
If you are a parent a General Practitioner can organise a referral to our ATAPS Children’s (0-12 years) Counselling Service.

Cost: this is a free service



The Youth Mentoring Program matches trained adult mentors with a young person (aged 12 to 24 years) in need of additional adult support and friendship. Mentors contribute to a young person's self-esteem and resilience to overcome challenges in his or her life. This can be done either within the school setting or outside school doing a variety of fun and interesting activities together.

This program is a partnership between Castlemaine Secondary College, Castlemaine District Community Health, and Mount Alexander Shire

If you are interested in being a mentor now or in the future, or want to find out more, contact Castlemaine DIstrict Community Health on (03) 5479 100 or via email:

Click HERE for the Information Flyer

State Government Vic Mount Alexander Shire Castlemaine Secondary College


A Community Health Care Nurse works at Castlemaine District Community Health three days a week and is available to discuss any health issues.

To Arrange an Appointment
Phone reception on (03) 5479 1000 or come in and see us.

Cost: Consultations cost $10
Should payment of this fee stop you using this service, please make this known to the Receptionist.


Mount Alexander Youth Connect Network


Mount Alexander Youth Connect Network (Formerly Connect Central Castlemaine (CCC) is a partnership of Community, Health, Education, Local Government providers who have a Vision of working towards: Children and young people being healthy, safe, resilient and engaged. The broad target group is 0-24 year olds and their families, inclusive of vulnerable and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.
The Network has recently commenced Strategic Planning in 2016 and the current progress is documenting in this link

Oganisation Structure

Strategic Plan

MAYCN Meets monthly.

Previous documents of CCC are available via the links below:

The MAYCN Plan for 2016/17 is currently being developed.

For any queries regarding CCC, please contact our reception on (03) 5479 1000 or via email




If you are a young person and require assistance to link to a GP contact reception Intake Worker 5479 1000. We can link you with Doctor on Call.

Youth aged 18 and under.

Cost:  This service would be Free.

To Arrange an Appointment
Drop in or call reception on (03) 5479 1000.



Castlemaine District Community Health works in partnership with Castlemaine Secondary College to support activities for vulnerable young people including a flexible learning option school program.

For further information contact the Program Manager of the Mental Well Being Team at Castlemaine District Community Health via reception (03) 5479 1000




Health and Human Development (Preparation for Puberty) is a fun and interesting health education program conducted by Castlemaine District Community Health Educators. Preparation for Puberty is about the social and physical changes that occur during puberty and it is relevant to grades 5 and 6 students. It is delivered as a series of workshops during Term 3 or Term 4. For more details about the workshops, the cost and to book a course, please download the Preparation for Puberty Booking Form and return it to Castlemaine District Community Health.

Click here to download the booking form



This education session can be accessed by young people and take referrals from Police and Schools. It is designed to divert young people using Drugs and Alcohol away from the criminal justice system. For information or referral please contact reception 5479 1000 to speak to the Intake Worker.

Cost: This is a free service