The Australian government does have loan programs in place that renew each year for the purpose of helping small business owners who want additional funding to complete their entrepreneurial objectives. The entrepreneurs who are awarded loans remain eligible to pursue other forms of funding at the same time, including private loan funds or Australian government small business grants. If you do not find a small business government loan you can use in Australia, you may want to look into the government loans at the national tier or at the local level.
You can also take advantage of the Small Business Startup Assessment Tool below and see the tools and resources you need to succeed at launching your business. It takes just a minute and will also tell you if there may be any funding programs available.