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: BHP and Austmine launch Supply Innovation Program

July 30th, 2020

Local Buying Program Suppliers are known to be incredible innovators; many of them leading their sector, the country and, in some cases, the world – from their regional locations. Tapping into that brains trust, BHP in partnership with Austmine … Discover more >

SA: Spotlight on services through the Local Buying Program

July 30th, 2020

It might have been one of the most uncertain and least predictable ends to a financial year in living memory, but the LBP remained a key contributor to the local economy in regional South Australia, with BHP Olympic Dam successfully engaging the … Discover more >

WA: Cultural Centre brings communities together even in its construction

July 30th, 2020

After months of behind-the-scenes work by the Local Buying Program’s business development team and BHP communities teams, a Request for Quote went out to selected Banjyima Nation-only bidders for the construction of a Cultural Centre at BHP South … Discover more >

NSW: Funding and security front of mind for Program

July 30th, 2020

Economic security and keeping businesses afloat were a shared focus of the Local Buying Program with local government and business organisations throughout the Mount Arthur Coal footprint. Muswellbrook Chamber president, Mike Kelley, said the … Discover more >

NSW: Supporting the backbone of regional communities

July 30th, 2020

BHP’s Vital Resources Fund shows what can happen when you pay it forward Community groups and businesses in Singleton are now able to apply for a share of $300,000 under the grants program by Singleton Council following the successful … Discover more >

SA: Local Buying Program supports small businesses during COVID-19

July 30th, 2020

The challenges associated with COVID-19, and the impact this has had on small businesses, has hit directly at the heart of what the Local Buying Program is all about. The LBP in SA has been instrumental in supporting local small businesses, as … Discover more >

SA: C-Res continues strategic partnership with Global Maintenance Upper Spencer Gulf (GMUSG)

July 30th, 2020

The success of the Local Buying Program is built on our partnerships, so locking in our valuable partnership with Global Maintenance USG (GMUSG) is an important milestone! GMUSG was established to promote the Upper Spencer Gulf as a regional … Discover more >

QLD: Corporate photos captured by local photographer, Nita Siggins

July 30th, 2020

It’s a fact of life that many people hate having their photo taken. With that in mind, local Lifestyle Photographer Nita Siggins kitted up and took on the job of taking corporate pictures for the Tracked Maintenance Team at BMA Blackwater … Discover more >

QLD: 1800 Prints – LBP’s longest active supplier still engaging via online portal

July 30th, 2020

This story begins in the early days of the Local Buying Program when now-CEO Tracey Cuttriss-Smith ordered promotional material for C-Res from 1800 Prints. Like all good stories, is was exciting for owner Glenda Henry and she remembers clearly … Discover more >

QLD: Businesses adapting services through COVID-19

July 30th, 2020

There was no time to prepare for local businesses having to quickly adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the mining and resource industries fared well, the industry – and in particular BHP / BMA / BMC were mindful of having to support local … Discover more >