Most Hawke Centre events and exhibitions are held in either Allan Scott Auditorium, Bradley Forum or Kerry Packer Civic Gallery - all are located within the Hawke Building, 55 North Terrace, UniSA City West campus.

Occasionally alternative venues, such as the Adelaide Town Hall, are used for larger events.

The nearest Tram stop is 'City West'. Parking close to the Campus may be found on Hindley Street or at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Street parking is very limited.

More information about parking, transport and services.

The Hawke building

Hawke Building Fenn Place

Officially opened on 11 October 2007, the Hawke Building includes a number of public facilities (listed below), underlining the importance of community engagement to UniSA.

Both the Gallery and Bradley Forum are available for public use by approved entities, in partnership with the Centre. Contact the Hawke Centre for more details.


Kerry Packer Civic Gallery

The Kerry Packer Civic Gallery (level 3) offers both viewing and gathering spaces for the community. The exhibitions reflect our themes: Strengthening our Democracy - Valuing our Diversity - Building our Future.

Venue hire and exhibitions are managed by the Hawke Centre. More information.

Open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm, and until 6pm on Thursdays. Closed on Public Holidays.


Allan Scott Auditorium 

Allan Scott Auditorium - outside view

The Allan Scott Auditorium (H2-16) enables large public events to be supported at the City West Campus, and many Hawke Centre speakers have addressed their audiences here since 2008.  Venue hire is managed through the Facilities Management Unit.



Bradley Forum

Inside Bradley Forum

The shape of the Bradley Forum (level 5) reflects aspirational ideas about equality and democracy, and many community entities have taken advantage of its excellent presentation features. The aspect from the large eastern window offers superlative views of the city and environs.

Venue hire is managed through Chancellery, 
+61 (0)8 8302 0657.


The Hawke Centre office

Bob Hawke Centre Office

As well as being an operational hub, the Hawke Centre Office (level 5) welcomes many state, national and international visitors.

Contact us.



Hawke Building long view

The construction of the Hawke Building had assistance from a number of major sponsors which were coordinated through the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.  These included significant support from the family of the late Kerry Packer and Allan Scott. The Hawke Building was designed by architect, John Wardle.

Commissioned photography: Randy Larcombe. Please contact the Hawke Centre before reproducing these images.

 While the views presented by speakers within the Hawke Centre public program are their own and are not necessarily those of either the University of South Australia or The Hawke 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 - and Building our Future.

The copying and reproduction of any transcripts within the Hawke Centre public program is strictly forbidden without prior arrangements.