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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  • A humanitarian in the front line


    International protection of people displaced by ISIS in Dohuk, Kurdish Region of Iraq

    9 April, 6.00pm

  • Kerry Packer Civic Gallery

    Woman's face

    Xenosceptica 3
    An exhibition from visual artist Daniel Connell

    until 31 March

    March exhibition
  • Kerry Packer Civic Gallery

    Sue Michael image

    Landscape paintings depicting the blinding dust storms, heat, cold winds and drought as shaping forces of our state's Mid North.

    Open from 8 April - 1 May

    April exhibition

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