Australia's most significant and influential new talent event for country music


2025 Call for entries are open closes 6 September.

What do the names Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan, Travis Collins, James Blundell, Beccy Cole, Lyn Bowtell, Kaylee Bell and Blake O’Connor all have in common?

Apart from being successful, well-known Golden Guitar winning artists, they all had their country music careers significantly boosted by winning the Star Maker.

Each year Star Maker invites aspiring country music artists to compete for a range of opportunities that will provide a substantial career boost for the winner.

Star Maker is more than just a talent quest – it is a search through competition for an individual, aged over 18 years, who has the greatest potential to take advantage of the opportunities offered in Toyota Star Maker – Australia’s greatest country music competition.

If you are ready to take the next big step, read and complete the entry form and you could join previous winners of Star Maker on the ride of your life.

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