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


News & Media Announcements

QLD: Local Buying Foundation sponsors MRCOC B2B Brews

September 16th, 2021

Thanks to Mackay Region Chamber of Commerce for providing us the opportunity to connect with chamber members to discuss BHP's Local Buying Program and Local Buying Foundation.  C-Res CEO, Tracey Cuttriss-Smith shared an update on what C-Res and BHP … Discover more >

QLD: Central Highlands celebrate business excellence in style

September 16th, 2021

The Central Highlands Business Excellence Awards Gala Dinner was hosted in Emerald on Saturday, 11 September, by the Central Highlands Development Corporation. Special mention to the CHDC for successfully hosting a thoroughly entertaining and … Discover more >

QLD: CHDC AgFrontier AgTech21 – Build It, Use It, Profit

September 10th, 2021

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 … Discover more >

NATIONAL: A message from the LBF Chairman | FY21 Year in Review

September 6th, 2021

Just like that another year has passed, and despite the challenges that were presented we have remained busy and I’m astonished by what was achieved. Whilst the regional communities within our footprint still experienced the ongoing effects of … Discover more >

NATIONAL: A message from the C-Res CEO | FY21 Year in Review

September 6th, 2021

2021 has certainly been a year of adaptability and opportunity. Drawing from the challenges of 2020, BHP and C-Res have continued to work together to achieve some fantastic outcomes for small local businesses and the communities in which we live and … Discover more >

NATIONAL: Financial Summaries released for BHP’s Local Buying Program & Local Buying Foundation (July 2020 to March 2021)

May 5th, 2021

BHP's Local Buying Program and Local Buying Foundations have been continuing to build the sustainability of business communities for the future. Recently released have been the quarterly summaries for each State and a National overview for … Discover more >

QLD: Enabling Future Work Skills Project – Resources Centre of Excellence (RCoE) Mackay

April 13th, 2021

There are many benefits for regional business communities located within BHP's Local Buying Program footprint. One of the greatest benefits is having access to projects and initiatives funded through BHP's Local Buying Foundation, which aims to … Discover more >

SA: Quarter In Review | October to December 2020

February 1st, 2021

From Jessica Cardno (C-Res Business Development Advisor, SA) The October to December quarter saw ups and downs for South Australia as a whole. October saw more freedoms than many other parts of the country, and site-based and face-to-face … Discover more >

WA: Quarter In Review | October to December 2020

February 1st, 2021

WAIO: From Mj van Vuuren and Tina Ewen (C-Res Business Development Advisors, WAIO) The regional borders opened, the Local Buying Program expanded, and the C-Res Business Development Team was back on the road heading across the Pilbara and … Discover more >

NATIONAL: From the CEO | January 2021

February 1st, 2021

It’s been a big year and amid the uncertainty, one thing has always remained sure: The Local Buying Program’s ability to connect our small local businesses with Australia’s biggest business, BHP. From COVID-19 contingencies and recovery to … Discover more >