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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  • Creative Learning Initiative


    Examining Creative Learning and Community in the Education Space - with Dr Brent Hasty, Executive Director of ‘MINDPOP’

    Thursday 4 June


  • Understanding and Resolution

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    Inaugural University of South Australia Reconciliation Lecture

    With Dr Ros Kidd, Specialist in Aboriginal Affairs

    Thursday 28 May

  • Kerry Packer Civic Gallery


    Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Centenary Exhibition
    Part of About Time: SA's History Festival. 

    Open until 5 June

    May exhibition

Hawke Centre highlights

Areas of study and research

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