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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.

Nelson Mandela

"I commend the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre for its efforts in strengthening democracy, valuing cultural diversity and building the future through its public program, research institute and library. Such values are necessary if we are to create sustainable societies and a peaceful world."

The late Nelson Mandela, International Patron (2001-2013)   

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  • Smarter about drugs

    Young people in discussion

    An opportunity for everyone in Adelaide, especially young people, to discuss illicit drugs and policy options alongside some of Australia’s leading thinkers in this area.

    How can we do better for our young people?

    Wednesday 7 May, 6.30pm

  • Ecuador's Identities

    Ecuador's Identities

    Touring Australia for the first time. A striking collection of international artwork showcasing Ecuador’s cultures and traditions.

    3 -30 April

    April exhibition
  • Sharing the good earth

    Sharing the good earth

    Find out more about the Society behind the Royal Adelaide Show.

    Wednesday 14 May, 6pm.


Hawke Centre highlights

Areas of study and research

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