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



Mackay has been announced as next year’s host of the National Economic Development Conference (NEDC21). The flagship event of Economic Development Australia (EDA), NEDC is Australia’s largest gathering of economic development leaders, and will be held from 13 – 15 October 2021. Mackay Regional Council Mayor Cr Greg Williamson said he was delighted to be welcoming delegates to the region and described NEDC21 as the ideal way for the city to lead the national discussion on economic development, as well as showcase the region’s diverse local industries and world-class innovation.