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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  • Hawke Centre 2015 program

    2015 program

    Early highlights:

    Documentary Film Festival as part of Net-Work-Play

    In-conversation with Syliva A. Earle and Simran Sethi

    Daniel Connell's exhibition: Xenosceptica 3

  • Kerry Packer Civic Gallery

    Industrial Design Graduate Exhibition

    2014 Industrial Design Graduate Exhibition
    From 9 December

  • Relive our events

    Relive our events

    Look back on our 2014 program and review the highlights.


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