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



01 Sep


Online event Varied - please see website

Singleton Council and Singleton Business Chamber are organising virtual business support sessions with the aim to provide support for local businesses. These sessions will help you clarify what support is right for you and your business and provide an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Sessions will be run by a Business Facilitator from the Strengthening Business program.

11 Oct

AUSTMINE 2021 Rewind Webinar Series

Online event Varied - please see website

Following a successful first series, the Austmine 2021 Rewind Series returns with presentations from South32, Anglo American, Newcrest and Rio Tinto.

These webinars provide insights into innovation strategies, technology roadmaps and sustainability approaches from leading local and international mining companies. Each webinar is free to attend for members only and will run from 12:30pm – 1:00pm AEDT.

20 Oct

EXMOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY: Communications, Building Authenticity and Confidence

Exmouth 9.00am

Stay calm and composed as you engage with and influence your audience. Morning tea and Coffee provided.  Join the Aussie show-time favourite, Myles Pollard, as he share his methods of staying on top of performance nerves whilst being connect and engaging during conversation.

Having been a successful actor and corporate facilitator for over three decades, Myles’ workshop will help you create dynamic and effective conversation. Through the control of vocal and visual messaging, you will become capable of conveying exactly what you want from the other person, without pre-emption.

20 Oct

RESOURCE INDUSTRY NETWORK: Invest In You – A conference for emerging leaders and managers

Mackay 7.45am

The Local Buying Foundation is a breakout sponsor of this event.

Resource Industry Network’s Professional Development Conference provides a unique opportunity for the region’s emerging leaders and managers to invest in themselves and their teams. After a much-lauded inaugural conference in 2019, we are now focused on delivering an exceptional event in October for this region’s managers and emerging leaders.

The theme of this year’s conference is Know your Game. It will be focused on the individual and designed to provide professional development opportunities for METS sector and professional services middle managers and emerging leaders right here in Mackay, without then need to travel to Brisbane.

21 Oct

MACKAY REGIONAL COUNCIL: Making Your Business Accessible

Online event 11.00am

Has making your business accessible been on the top of your to-do list for months, or even years? Does it seem too daunting or expensive? This shouldn’t be the case at all!

Making your business accessible and inclusive should no longer be on your to-do list, Ensuring your business is inclusive to people with disability is crucial, for not only your business but also your reputation.  The opportunity for you as a business is massive, with the value worth $10.8 billion to the economy (and that’s just tourism!).

We know how busy you are as a business owner, so we promise a short and sharp webinar with tools for you to take away and work with immediately.  Join us for a 20 minute practical and hands-on webinar to give you the tools to make your business accessible and inclusive.

Can’t make it? Register anyway and we’ll send you a link to listen to the recording and resources.

22 Oct


Port Hedland 7.00am

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce are hosting a Pink Breakfast on the 125th Anniversary of Port Hedland in support of Pilbara based charity “Reach Us Pilbara Inc”.   For more information please email or call 9173 1737.

26 Oct

AusINDUSTRY: Strategic Marketing & Negotiation

Whyalla Norrie 8.30am

These learning events cover two business elements to strategically drive business growth.

Marketing & Inbound Marketing | 8.30 am – 12.15 pm This forum will focus on demystifying marketing process, inbound marketing process, social media and website marketing. The aim is to achieve the strategic engagement of all on-line marketing to create an effective digital marketing system. Covering content marketing automation together with SEO, on-line advertising and social media to delivery qualified sales leads.

Strategic Negotiation & Influencing Capability | 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm
This workshop presents three interlocking core components – PLAN, ENGAGE and DECIDE for successful collaborative negotiation. Participants will engage in interactive workshops to practise the theory and utilise the tools provided during the course of the program.

28 Oct

HEDLAND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS: Happy Hour Hustle – Speed Networking

Port Hedland 5.30pm

Are you interested in meeting & connecting with other like-minded people BUT you aren’t sure how to connect?
Come along to the first ‘Happy Hour Hustle – Speed Networking’ night to interact in a fun way with others. This is the first of the series which is aimed at assisting young professionals in building relationships and increasing their skills in engagements with others.

28 Oct


Mackay 3.00pm

The Meet the Buyer/Supplier even will shine a light on Indigenous Businesses in our community and provide the opportunity to foster relationships between buyers and indigenous suppliers. There will be an opportunity for both buyers and suppliers to present, and for indigenous suppliers to showcase their products and services. This is a networking event not to be missed by indigenous suppliers wanting to grow their business and buyers wanting to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Businesses within our community.


For more information please contact Kirsty Barba – (07) 4862 7003

01 Nov

RCOE and GW3: LeadIN 2021

Mackay Varied - please see website

LeadIN 2021 provides a platform for businesses to showcase their innovative solutions to buyers and demonstrate regional transformation across all sectors of the economy. With a great line-up of guest speakers and exhibits, the program will empower and inspire growth of the local innovation ecosystem through meaningful, region-specific presentations and real-world case studies across three themes – Transformation is now, Transformation through data, Transformative future.
03 Nov


Emerald Varied - please see website

CHDC hosts AgFrontier AgTech21: Build it, Use it, Profit, a major biennial innovation and technology event for the Australian agricultural community. The event brings together the smartest minds at the intersection of agriculture, machinery and technology to explore the future of agribusiness and showcase the latest innovations to improve farm and business profitability. Unique in format, participants have multiple opportunities to pose questions and challenges to interactive expert panels, visit relevant trade displays, and view and test technology and machinery working in the field.