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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  • Jaali


    Paintings, sculpture and installations by emerging artist, Nazia Ejaz, is an exploration of space and the duality of being either within or without, here and there, both connected and separate.
    Exhibition launch: Friday 3 July, 6.00pm

    Open 3 - 17 July

    July Exhibition
  • Youthworx


    Development of a Creatively Driven Film Production Social Enterprise
    WIth Jon Staley, Manager/Producer, Youthworx

    Wednesday 8 July  

  • The Art of Pain

    The Art of Pain

    Exhibition, keynote lecture and panel discussions about the experience of chronic pain.

    20-30 July

    More information

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