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James Laurie Senior Assistance Fund


Many older members of our community may not have had the full benefit of accumulating sufficient superannuation to provide for the last chapter of a career or retirement. This fund is designed to assist the cost with keeping you well and able to stay in your home longer or with the cost of moving to care. 

The fund will provide on a case by case basis, assistance with such things as utility bills, replacement of essential household white goods, urgent home repairs, cleaning or home help and meals on wheels not covered by other programs or relocation costs. Certain medical and dental costs can be covered.

  • You are 65 years or older
  • Have worked professionally in the entertainment industry for a minimum of 10 years
  • You have provided evidence that you cannot meet this expense
  • You have provided proof of expense: bills, quotes etc.

Apply now through our online application or download the form and email through to info@actorsbenevolentfund.org.au 

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James Laurie

“It has become clear to me that the senior members of our performing arts community have not been a beneficiary in full of the superannuation scheme established in 1992, at a time when many had already entered an age group where there was less work.. They enter the last chapters of career or retirement without the capital to secure themselves into a safe harbour. It is my time to give back to the industry that has supported me over my career.“

James Laurie is a highly respected actor and literary agent, he has enjoyed a 40 year career in the performing arts. Starting as a NIDA graduate in 1979 he was a successful actor throughout the 80s. He was a casting director both in Australia and overseas before opening James Laurie Management in both Sydney and Melbourne representing some of our most acclaimed artists.


“Having been a working actor since 1964 I’m fully aware of the problems many of my colleagues confront in making the transition from final years as a performer to a well-earned retirement. The James Laurie Senior Actors Service Fund is here to help“