Australian Friends of the Camino

The Australian Friends of the Camino Inc. was founded in 2011 to promote the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

The Camino is known by many different names.  In France it is called Chemin St Jacques, in Germany it isJakobsweg, in English the Way of St James and in Spanish it is called the Camino de Santiago, Camino de Compostela or simply The Camino.

There are many routes, but each path leads to one place –the city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain, where, according to legend, the remains of St James were discovered around 1200 years ago.   Pilgrims have for centuries journeyed to the shrine of St James in the Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela.

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Camino Routes in France

Camino Routes in France

Walking the Camino

There are 5 Camino Routes in France: Via Podiensis (Le Puy); Via Lemovicensis (Vezelay); Via Turonensis (Paris); Via Tolosana (Arles); Les Chemin du Mont Saint Michel.

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Annual General Meeting
2pm Saturday 1st September 2018


The Annual General Meeting of the the Australian Friends of the Camino Inc will be at 2.00pm Saturday 1st September 2018, Box Factory Community Centre, 59 Regent Street, Adelaide. The guest speaker will be Juan Tobella Archs, Honorary Consul of Spain in Adelaide.

AusCamino 2018 Festival

AusCamino 2018 Festival
Blackheath, NSW


The 2018 AusCamino Festival weekend at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains (NSW) opened with a 2-day hospitalero training course run by experienced hospitalera, Julie-Ann Milne, assisted by Australian Friends of the Camino (AFotC) Treasurer Neil Russell. Julie-Ann’s course provides a very thorough grounding in hospitalero life so that all graduates should have no trouble serving with distinction, as many have before. 4 of the 15 trainees have already received their first postings, one to begin at Grado when it opens on 15 March! Trainee Helen told me that she felt as nervous about her first hospitalera posting as when she set out on her first Camino but that, “I’m sure that once you get started, you’re fine – just like on the Camino!”

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Passport Credencial

Australian Friends of The Camino are authorised to issue Credencials

Pilgrim Credencial

We provide a Pilgrim Credencial to members upon request and free of charge. The Credencial is for pilgrims who are walking, cycling or on horseback to use as proof of their pilgrim status and to provide a record of their Pilgrimage.

Pilgrim Gatherings

There are many pilgrim groups around Australia where you can get your Camino ‘fix’ and catch up with other pilgrims past, present and future. View all Pilgrim Gathering groups.