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Show Starter Loan Scheme

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The Show Starter Loan Scheme closed for loans on 30 June 2021

Under the Show Starter Loan Scheme the Government provided a 100 per cent guarantee for eligible new loans taken out by arts and entertainment businesses to deliver new productions or events for a live audience. The Scheme ceased for loans on 30 June 2021.

Further information on the Show Starter Loan Scheme is available from the Office for the Arts.

Lenders who participated in the Show Starter Loan Scheme included:

  • ANZ
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • National Australia Bank Limited
  • Westpac Banking Corporation