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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  • The Rosie Batty Story

    The Rosie Batty Story

    With domestic violence advocate and 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty.

    Saturday 10 October, 2.00pm

  • Annual Hawke Lecture

    2015 Annual Hawke Lecture

    MH370 and MH17 Disaster and Crisis: An Examination of Australia’s Response
    To be delivered by: Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d)

    Monday 14 September, 6.00pm


  • Kerry Packer Civic Gallery

    Jumaadi and Tutti exhibitions

    Upcoming Exhibitions:

    • Landscape of Longing - Jumaadi
    • The Story Behind Shedding Light

    Open weekdays 9am - 5pm (Thurs until 7pm)

    Open from 9 - 30 September

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Areas of study and research

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