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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  • Kerry Packer Civic Gallery

    Photograph by Barat Ali Batoor

    One Thousand Lifetimes in One Lifetime

    Featuring Award-Winning Photojournalists Kate Geraghty & Barat Ali Batoor. 

    Open until Wednesday 9 December

  • Industrial Design

    Industrial Design exhibition

    Industrial Design Post-Graduate Student Exhibition 2015

    16 December - January 2016

  • Keynote Addresses

    Speak Up, Reach Out - A life to reckon with by Graham F. Smith

    Access three FREE keynote lectures as part of this conference.

    Friday 11 and Saturday 12 December


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Areas of study and research

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