Community Events

Below is a list of community events which may be of interest, offering you the opportunity to learn about and participate in local activities. This listing is offered as a service to the community and community event organisers. Please contact the organisers directly for additional information, as generally, the Hawke Centre is not involved in these community events.

If you have a community event you would like to promote through our website, please forward details to or call 8302 7135 for more information.



SALT Festival 2017

until 30 April

The inaugural SALT festival will be held on Southern Eyre Peninsula, South Australia from April 21 - 30 2017. The SALT festival provides a platform for artists and contributors to showcase their ideas and to interact. It is an opportunity to make connections across topics and genres to build a new and innovative community. SALT celebrates the impact of people converging through creative practice in arts, innovation, conferences and discussion, providing platforms for innovators and professionals to contribute and connect. More information

2017 Multicultural Festival - Grants Now Open

30 April, Close of Applications

The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion will host the 2017 Multicultural Festival in Rundle Mall on Sunday 5 November 2017. Community groups are invited apply to participate in this exciting event. The Multicultural Festival grants will provide a range of opportunities for eligible community groups under three funding categories: performance, activity and stall. More information



In 2017, South Australia's History Festival will have something for everyone, with all kinds of events – tours, talks, walks, exhibitions, concerts and more – about all kinds of history. 

Darkness into Light Walk 2017

Saturday 6 May 

Darkness into Light Walk 2017 Adelaide supports Batyr, a charity doing much towards raising awareness around the issues of mental health and self harm. Batyr is a for purpose organisation that focuses on preventative education in the area of young people’s mental health. They provide programs that train young people to speak about their personal experience with mental ill health and start a conversation in their community.  For further information and registration details, please click here.

Transitions Film Festival 

19–28 May

The Transitions Film Festival is a visionary program dedicated to spotlighting the complex challenges, cutting-edge ideas, creative innovations and mega-trends that are redefining what it means to be human.

The Festival returns to Adelaide this May with an epic line-up of world-changing films about the solutions to society's greatest challenges. Check out the Full program, keep up-to-date with the Transitions Film Festival Facebook page.


Sunrise Cambodia

Sunrise Cambodia is a world-class charity working on the ground in Cambodia to give much-needed help to at-risk kids, struggling families and poor communities in some of the most poverty-stricken provinces of the country. Find out more about their latest work.

The views presented by speakers/organisations at these events are their own and are not necessarily those of either the University of South Australia or the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.  Information supplied by community groups involved and may change without notice





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