The Hawke Centre

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 create a year-long program of FREE events and exhibitions that reflect our fundamental themes: Strengthening our Democracy – Valuing Our Diversity – Building Our Future. Our program includes the Annual Hawke Lecture and Nelson Mandela Lecture.

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We are proudly supported by our Patrons and encourage you to support the work of our centre by making a tax-deductible donation, or by giving your time as a volunteer.

The Centre is affiliated with the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library.

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre acknowledges NAIDOC Week. Celebrated across Australia in the first week of July, NAIDOC week recognises the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. See the NAIDOC website for more information or browse NAIDOC events presented in partnership with UniSA, including the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony, NAIDOC SA March and Family Festival and Nunga Screen 2024 - Full Program.

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Relive our events

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre has facilitated a diverse range of intriguing, engaging and socially-challenging discussions which are available as podcasts or videos, which generally available within one week following the lecture.

Past events and exhibitions

While the views presented by speakers within The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre public program are their own and are not necessarily those of either the University of South Australia, or The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, they are presented in the interest of open debate and discussion in the community and reflect our themes of: Strengthening our Democracy - Valuing our Diversity - Building our Future. The Hawke Centre reserves the right to change their program at any time without notice.