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

New South Wales


04 Feb

Muswellbrook Chamber of Commerce and Industry Breakfast

Railway Hotel, Muswellbrook 7.00am - 9.00am

MCCI invites members and guests to join in their February breakfast themed around retail and tourism. The MCCI breakfast is a great event for networking with local business community representatives.

19 Feb

2020 LBP Meet The Buyer

Muswellbrook RSL Club 11.30am - 2.00pm

The Local Buying Program provides a vital link between small businesses in the Muswellbrook, Singleton and Upper Hunter regions and Australia’s biggest business, BHP. Part of making that happen is bringing our BHP Buyers together with our community’s LBP Registered Suppliers.

The Meet the Buyer event is an opportunity for engagements between BHP buyers and Local Buying Program suppliers. In addition, the event will also provide and opportunity for suppliers to attend workshops hosted by both BHP and C-Res representatives.

Also supported by the Local Buying Foundation, the sessions will provide businesses with important information and insights around the LBP and how best to engage with buyers! It will also be a chance for buyers to see, first hand, the capacity and capabilities available to them right on their doorstep!

For more information, please email Lisa Harpley, C-Res Business Development Advisor –

20 Mar

2020 Upper Hunter Show

Muswellbrook Showgrounds Varied - please see website

The 2020 Bengalla Upper Hunter Show will be packed with entertainment, exciting rides and sideshow alley action for the entire family. The Upper Hunter Regional Show is held annually two weeks prior to Easter. It encourages inclusion from all schools in the area, as well as being a social hub for community interaction and volunteering –  through a wide variety of competitions including judging of horses, cattle and poultry, and exhibitions of art, crafts, cookery, horticulture and garden produce, and more.

The Upper Hunter Regional Show provides a well-rounded, interactive, informative and enjoyable community event in which people from any background can unite and take part in the various show competitions and enjoy the entertainment.

For more information on the Local Buying Program in New South Wales contact:

Lisa Harpley

Business Development Advisor - New South Wales

0409 835 607