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

    Fire Monkey A New Studio Residency in Shandong

    Fire Monkey Studio: A South Australia & Shandong Preview Exhibition

    This exhibition will preview and celebrate the launch of a new residency project for artists and creatives in Qingdao, China.

    3 February - 11 March

  • 2016 Program

    2016 Event Program

    View our exciting program for 2016 and register for upcoming events.


  • 25th Birthday Lecture

    Robyn Archer AO

    With Robyn Archer AO

    Robyn Archer is a singer, writer, artistic director and public advocate for the arts.


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