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



16 Jul

MIW Business Wellbeing Service

Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday regions

The MIW (Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday) Wellbeing Service is now available, providing mental health support to small business operators in our region.  Through the BHP Vial Resources Fund, small business owners can now access free sessions with a clinical psychologist.  This service is completely confidential.  Once you call the hotline or register via the website, you’ll be connected with a psychologist within 24-48 hours.

Connecting to this service is easy, phone – 1300 637 999 or visit

You look after your business and let us look after you.

23 Oct

RIN Awards Gala Dinner

Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre 6.00pm

The annual Resource Industry Network Awards night is an event not to be missed as it acknowledges the outstanding achievements of companies in the region. The awards recognize excellence in these businesses and the significant contribution they make to the regional economy and community and is a great opportunity for members to showcase their commitment to the industry. Make sure you get in early to buy your tickets.

Keynote speaker: Bernard Salt

Award nominations for the seven categories will remain open until Friday 27th September.