Local Buying Program Suppliers

Local businesses who have less than 20 full time equivalent employees 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



09 Dec

Connecting with Olympic Dam LBP Suppliers and BHP Buyers

Roxby Downs 9am - 3pm

C-Res Local Buying Program Business Development Advisor Jessica Cardno will be on hand to connect with BHP Buyers and Suppliers across the Roxby Downs and Upper Spencer Gulf Region  throughout the December and New Year period to work with new and existing LBP-registered buyers and businesses. This helps ensure everyone registered is gettting the most from their involvement with the Program. Jessica also keen to work with small businesses in the region, which have 20 or fewer full-time equivalent employees, and are interested in registering with the program.


13 Jan

Business Development Advisor Supplier Visits

The Pilbara 9am - 3pm

C-Res Local Buying Program Business Development Advisors will be venturing out into their communities into the New Year to work with new and existing LBP-registered Suppliers and BHP Buyers to ensure they are getting the most from their involvement with the Program. The C-Res team are also keen to work with small businesses in the region, which have 20 or fewer full-time equivalent employees, and are interested in registering with the program.

If you’d like to catch up with the BDA in Port Hedland, please contact Mj.

04 Feb

Muswellbrook Chamber of Commerce and Industry Breakfast

Railway Hotel, Muswellbrook 7.00am - 9.00am

MCCI invites members and guests to join in their February breakfast themed around retail and tourism. The MCCI breakfast is a great event for networking with local business community representatives.

04 Feb

DATE CLAIMER: Meet and Greet: Dysart

Dysart 6pm - 8pm

A Meet and Greet event will be held in Dysart on February 04, 2020 for Local Buying Program registered suppliers, BHP/BMA/BMC buyers and stakeholders.

This will be a great opportunity to meet the new GM of BMA Saraji and network at the start of what promises to be an exciting year!

Watch this space for more details and for more information – about this event or the program – contact LBP Queensland Business Development Advisor Jessie Appleton at

05 Feb

Sole Trader’s Networking and Meet-Up

The Esplanade Hotel, Port Hedland 5.00pm - 8.00pm

Are you a Sole-Trader or run a Micro Business?

Are you looking to network with other self-employed business owners and micro-business owners?

Come along to these networking and meet-ups on the first Wednesday of every Month.

This is a great informal opportunity to chat, learn and share with each other and see what other products and services are offered around town. Please feel free to bring a friend.

11 Feb

PHCCI Business After Hours

Jimblebar Room, Wanangkura Stadium 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Featuring newly appointed Town of Port Hedland CEO, Carl Askew.

The Town of Port Hedland invites community members, residents and local business representatives to join us at the February Business After Hours event with the Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce.

This month, meet the newly appointed Town of Port Hedland CEO, Carl Askew. Find out the Town’s vision for the next 12 months. 

19 Feb

2020 LBP Meet The Buyer

Muswellbrook RSL Club 11.30am - 2.00pm

The Local Buying Program provides a vital link between small businesses in the Muswellbrook, Singleton and Upper Hunter regions and Australia’s biggest business, BHP. Part of making that happen is bringing our BHP Buyers together with our community’s LBP Registered Suppliers.

The Meet the Buyer event is an opportunity for engagements between BHP buyers and Local Buying Program suppliers. In addition, the event will also provide and opportunity for suppliers to attend workshops hosted by both BHP and C-Res representatives.

Also supported by the Local Buying Foundation, the sessions will provide businesses with important information and insights around the LBP and how best to engage with buyers! It will also be a chance for buyers to see, first hand, the capacity and capabilities available to them right on their doorstep!

For more information, please email Lisa Harpley, C-Res Business Development Advisor –

26 Feb

Newman Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Meetings


Join in with your local business network and the Newman Chamber of Commerce to connect with other businesses, access industry and local chamber updates, and meet new people at the Business After Hours in February and March. Dates: February 26 and March 25, 2020. Times and venues to be confirmed.

For more information contact Tania Tucker at

20 Mar

2020 Upper Hunter Show

Muswellbrook Showgrounds Varied - please see website

The 2020 Bengalla Upper Hunter Show will be packed with entertainment, exciting rides and sideshow alley action for the entire family. The Upper Hunter Regional Show is held annually two weeks prior to Easter. It encourages inclusion from all schools in the area, as well as being a social hub for community interaction and volunteering –  through a wide variety of competitions including judging of horses, cattle and poultry, and exhibitions of art, crafts, cookery, horticulture and garden produce, and more.

The Upper Hunter Regional Show provides a well-rounded, interactive, informative and enjoyable community event in which people from any background can unite and take part in the various show competitions and enjoy the entertainment.