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

New South Wales Highlights | July – September 2018

The Local Buying Program in New South Wales

Highlights for New South Wales – 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 :

  • $980,831 – Approved spend to local Suppliers
  • 96 – Approved work opportunities created by BHP employees
  • 101 – Businesses approved to supply via the LBP
  • 16.5 – Day average payment period from receipt of invoice

See results for FY18/19 in New South Wales here. 

For more information on the Local Buying Program in New South Wales please contact
your local C-Res Business Engagement Advisor, Lisa Harpley, via email  or visit our website.

Back by Popular Demand

The Singleton Business Chamber have started the Singleton Women in Business Networking events again. There have been some wonderful and inspiring guest speakers. Jelinda Millgate from The Business Centre presented on some key areas of running a successful business and Lindy Harris from One Agency who did a live Q&A on some very insightful topics. Lisa Harpley, C-Res Business Engagement Advisor, has been regularly attending these events and developing significant business relationships aligned with our commitment to engage with local business communities.

Image – Lisa Harpley (Business Engagement Advisor, C-Res) with members of the Singleton Business Chamber.

Image – Veitch Plant Hire watercart on site at MAC.

Ongoing Engagement for Local Business

Local supplier, Veitch Plant Hire responded to a competitive request for quote for water cart hire and operator. The successful engagement of this initial work instruction has lead to additional works being awarded to Veitch Plant Hire, securing their services for an ongoing contract for 12 months. Ongoing work being secured in advance has created a time saving for the MAC user as well as the security that the work will be completed to required specifications.



See It, Solve It, Scale It Workshops

See it, Solve it, Scale it was a series of 3 workshops run by the University of Newcastle & Launchpad9 during August, delivering practical tools and insights to help ambitious businesses overcome frustration and accelerate growth, identify bottlenecks and opportunities in your business, learn how to best address these and hit the ground running with a clear direction and plan of action.

Image – Lisa Harpley (Business Engagement Advisor, C-Res) with attendees of the workshop.

Lisa Ready for Site – Book for Training

Local Buying Foundation – Congratulations to Successful Applicants

Image – Mike Kelly (Muswellbrook Chamber of Commerce & Industry), Sue Gilroy (Singleton Business Chamber), Linda Keeping (Two Rivers Wines), Duane Dowell (Muswellbrook Race Club).

The Local Buying Foundation (LBF) is a critical element of the Local Buying Program. BHP make a financial contribution to the LBF for every approved LBP transaction. The aim of the LBF is to enhance the economic sustainability of regions within the operational footprint of BHP New South Wa10th Novemberles through the support of programs and initiatives that target local business training and development needs.

Congratulations to the following organisations who were successful in our most recent funding round:

  • Upper Hunter Shire Council – Live Work Invest Stage 2
  • Upper Hunter Country Tourism – Upper Hunter Country Tourism Website
  • Upper Hunter Country Tourism – Upper Hunter Country Visitors Guide 2019

Visit for an update on approved projects, funding guidelines, application forms and closing dates.  Information on funding rounds for 2019 will be finalised in November and details will be available on the website.


NSW Upcoming Events

  • Singleton Business Chamber International Men’s Day Celebration | SINGELTON
8th November       
  • Muswellbrook Men’s Shed Community Open Day | MUSWELLBROOK
10th November
Grab a snag, catch up with mates and enjoy a free fun day out with the family. Vintage car display, children’s activities, free men’s health checks, live music and guest speakers.
  • Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue | MUSWELLBROOK 
20th November 
The annual forum will provide an opportunity for all the Upper Hunter stakeholders across various sectors to join together and determine priorities for 2018. 
More Information


See What is Happening Around Australia with LBP

July to September Highlights and Financial Year to Date Summaries of the Local Buying Program.

National Highlights

Queensland Highlights    New South Wales Highlights   South Australia Highlights    Western Australia Highlights