Economy Measure Code Measure Currency Code Amount (Local) Amount (USD) Source Details
Australia 02 02 - Credit creation AUD 255,000,000,000 158,558,999,891
Australia 02A 02A - Financial sector lending/funding AUD 215,000,000,000 133,686,999,908 RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/mkt-operations/term-funding-facility/ (accessed 16 April 2020); Department of Treasury. https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/Overview-Economic_Response_to_the_Coronavirus_3.pdf (accessed 3 June 2020); Department of Treasury. https://ministers.treasury.gov.au/ministers/josh-frydenberg-2018/media-releases/government-invest-15b-support-sme-lending (accessed 3 June 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/covid-19/ (accessed 03 June 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2020/mr-20-20.html (accessed 01 September 2020).

(i) April, The government is allocating up to AUD15 billion to invest in residential mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities to help funding for small banks and non-bank financial institutions; (ii) April, To allow banks to lend more to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) during the period of disruption caused by COVID-19, RBA has established a Term Funding Facility (TFF) of at least AUD90 billion for SMEs lending (TFF will offer three-year funding to authorized deposit-taking institutions [ADIs]). On September 1, RBA announced an expansion to the TFF. ADIs will have access to additional funding, equivalent to 2% of their outstanding credit, at a fixed rate of 25 basis points for three years. ADIs will be able to draw on this extra funding up until the end of June 2021. As of September 1, ADIs have drawn AUD52 billion under the TFF. The current expansion brings the total amount available under this facility to around AUD200 billion [update].

Australia 02B 02B - Support policies for long-term lending AUD RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/speeches/2020/sp-gov-2020-03-19.html (accessed 11 April 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2020/mr-20-13.html (accessed on 5 May 2020); Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). https://www.apra.gov.au/news-and-publications/apra-announces-deferral-of-capital-reform-implementation (accessed 3 June 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/speeches/2020/sp-dg-2020-06-30.html#fn2 (accessed 01 July 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2020/mr-20-17.html (accessed 8 July 2020); APRA. https://www.apra.gov.au/news-and-publications/apra-releases-letter-and-data-on-temporary-loan-repayment-deferrals-due-to (accessed 10 July 2020); APRA. https://www.apra.gov.au/news-and-publications/apra-updates-regulatory-approach-to-loans-subject-to-repayment-deferral (accessed 10 July 2020); APRA. https://www.apra.gov.au/news-and-publications/apra-updates-guidance-on-capital-management-for-banks-and-insurers (accessed 30 July 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2020/mr-20-18.html (accessed 06 August 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2020/mr-20-20.html (accessed 01 September 2020).

No amount/estimate: (i) March 3 and 19, The policy rate was cut by 25 basis points twice to 0.25% and on May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, and September 1 [update] the RBA announced that it will maintain the current rates. June 30, While the cash rate target has remained at 25 basis points, the actual cash rate traded in the market has declined to around 13–14 basis points; (ii) April, The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has provided temporary relief from its capital requirement, allowing banks to utilize some of their current large buffers to facilitate ongoing lending to the economy as long as minimum capital requirements are met. On July 9, APRA has issued a letter to ADIs, advising that this measure will be extended to cover a maximum period of 10 months from the start of a repayment deferral, or until 31 March 2021, whichever comes first. On July 29, APRA has updated its capital management guidance for ADIs, i.e. (a) retain at least 50% of earnings when making decisions on capital distributions and raise more capital through dividend reinvestment plans; (b) conduct regular stress testing to inform decision-making and demonstrate ongoing lending capacity; and (c) make use of capital buffers to absorb the impacts of stress, and continue to lend to support households and businesses; (iii) March 30, APRA announced that it is deferring its scheduled implementation of the Basel III reforms in Australia by one year to January 2023.

Australia 02C 02C - Loan guarantees AUD 40,000,000,000 24,871,999,983 Department of Treasury. https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/sme-guarantee-scheme (accessed 16 April 2020); Department of Treasury. https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/Overview-Economic_Response_to_the_Coronavirus_3.pdf (accessed 3 June 2020); Department of the Treasury. https://ministers.treasury.gov.au/ministers/josh-frydenberg-2018/media-releases/supporting-small-business-adapt-grow-and-create-jobs (accessed 22 July 2020).

April, Under a new Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme, the Government will guarantee 50% of new loans issued by eligible lenders to SMEs with total lending capacity of AUD40 billion. On July 20, The government announced that it plans to expand the SME Guarantee Scheme to help small businesses to adapt, grow and create jobs. The changes include widening the range of investments that can be funded, increasing maximum loan size, and increasing the maximum long term to five years, among others. The second phase of the Scheme will start on October 2020 and will be available until June 2021.

Australia 02 02 - Credit creation AUD 110,000,000,000 68,397,999,953
Australia 02A 02A - Financial sector lending/funding AUD 90,000,000,000 55,961,999,961 IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 11 April 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/mkt-operations/term-funding-facility/ (accessed 11 April 2020).

(i) April, The government is allocating up to AUD15 billion to invest in residential mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities to help funding for small banks and non-bank financial institutions (See Measure 9: No breakdown); (ii) To allow banks to lend more to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) during the period of disruption caused by COVID-19, RBA has established a Term Funding Facility (TFF) of at least AUD90 billion for SMEs lending (TFF will offer three-year funding to authorized deposit-taking institutions [ADIs]).

Australia 02B 02B - Support policies for long-term lending AUD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 11 April 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/speeches/2020/sp-gov-2020-03-19.html (accessed 11 April 2020).

No amount/estimate: (i) March 3 and 19, The policy rate was cut by 25 basis points twice to 0.25%; (ii) The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has (a) provided temporary relief from its capital requirement, allowing banks to utilize some of their current large buffers to facilitate ongoing lending to the economy as long as minimum capital requirements are met, and (b) March 30, announced that it is deferring its scheduled implementation of the Basel III reforms in Australia by one year to January 2023.

Australia 02C 02C - Loan guarantees AUD 20,000,000,000 12,435,999,991 IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 11 April 2020); Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). http://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/ (accessed 11  April 2020); Department of the Treasury, Government of Australia. https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/sme-guarantee-scheme (accessed 16 April 2020).

April, Under a new Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme, the Government will guarantee 50% of new loans issued by eligible lenders to SMEs with total lending capacity of AUD40 billion (2% of GDP) (AUD20 billion of the total AUD40 biilion is lumped in the AUD194 billion package. See Measure 9: No breakdown).