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: From the CEO | September 2020

This financial year we launched a campaign to help us really identify not only what we do (we know that!) but why! That why question is always a big one, and it is what we have come to see as the defining element of everything we do.

So why do we do what we do? Because of you.

We’re with You!

Hence, the campaign.

This is a big deal, not just because it makes it easier for buyers to make available more opportunity for local businesses, but because it is something we have responded to as a result of the great feedback we receive from all of you. So, thank you for that!

Speaking of feedback, we are collating and analysing the results of our Annual Perception Survey. Thanks to all of you who made your thoughts, feedback and opinions heard. We will be sending out results of the survey in coming weeks, so watch this space.

While, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Local Buying Program has continued to support local supplier businesses and communities where we operate, we have also been working behind the scenes to better support businesses and buyers in key areas of the Program. FY21 has started in a big way.

  • A series of six online training modules are in the final development stages.
  • C-Res has appointed an Indigenous Business Development Principal, Sharlene Airs, based in Brisbane who will strengthen the opportunities available to our Traditional Owner and Indigenous Businesses.
  • And, last, but absolutely not least, we are so proud to be helping promote the BHP and Austmine National Supplier Innovation Program (SIP) across all of our locations. This is an incredible program and the potential opportunities it could open up for our Local Buying Program Suppliers are just mind blowing! (There is another story on SIP in this edition of eNews, so read on to find out more!).

As you can see, when I say it’s been a big year (financial year or otherwise!) I really do mean it. And hopefully you can see by what we have achieved so far – is that we are working hard to make every opportunity available to you – our Local Buying Program buyers and suppliers.

We really are here just for you!