Local Buying Program Suppliers

Local businesses who have an annual turnover of <AUD$10M and a significant physical presence in the state’s eligible regions can register to participate in the Local Buying Program in that state.

Registrations are assessed on an individual basis in alignment with the Local Buying Program eligibility criteria. Once approved, suppliers will have the ability to access and respond to work opportunities (Work Instructions) in their state as they become available.

Buyers (BHP / BMA / BMC)

BHP / BMA / BMC employees can register at any time to use the Local Buying Program for their procurement needs. Buyers will be required to validate their registrations via their BHP email. Once registered, buyers can source goods and services from Local Buying Program suppliers by raising Work Instructions.

BHP / BMA / BMC Employee Registration


NATIONAL: B.I.G. Fund to make a real difference to organisations supporting out smallest businesses

The Local Buying Foundation aims to support Business, Economic and Industry Groups (B.I.G.) facing significant challenges from COVID-19 by establishing the B.I.G. Futures Fund.

The B.I.G Futures Fund is to provide financial assistance for business, economic development and industry groups to continue delivering services to their membership/business base during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The fund will coincide with the release of the normal LBF funding rounds, with both funding rounds opening on Monday, 6 April 2020.

The B.I.G. Futures Fund will create an opportunity for business, economic and industry groups to easily access funding with a quicker turnaround time. The B.I.G. Futures Fund will only be available to business, economic and industry groups that are currently operating in the Local Buying Foundation footprints across New South Wales and Queensland.

Congratulations to the following organisations who have been approved for the following projects:

  • Resource Industry Network – Digital Engagement Project
  • Central Highlands Regional Resources Use Planning Ltd – Website Podcast Project

Go to the Local Buying Foundation website for more information.