The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

Strengthening our democracy. Valuing our diversity. Building our future.

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, known as the Hawke Centre, is a community-focused centre devoted to generating ideas and solutions to achieve cohesive, sustainable societies. We engage with local and international communities through public learning activities including lectures, seminars, alliances and research projects.


Mary McAleeseThe Hawke Centre is proud to announce that former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese has accepted the role of International Patron of The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre. We thank Mary for her generous support and commitment to the Centre and look forward to a long association with this inspiring leader.



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  • Savage Harvest

    2015 program

    Critically acclaimed author, Carl Hoffman uncovers the full and astonishing story of Michael Rockefeller's disappearance.

    3 March, 6pm

  • Kerry Packer Civic Gallery

    Woman's face

    Xenosceptica 3
    An exhibition from visual artist Daniel Connell

    until 31 March

  • Sylvia A. Earle & Simran Sethi

    Butterfly on light globe

    Hear two environmental champions discuss their passion for a sustainable world

    11 March, 6.30pm


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