Buyers (BHP / BMA)

BHP and BMA 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 Employee Registration

Buyers (Tier A Contractors)

Tier A Contractor 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 Tier A Contractor email. Once registered, buyers can source goods and services from Local Buying Program suppliers by raising Work Instructions.

Tier A Contractor Employee Registration



23 May

Decarbonisation Accelerated Summit

Mackay 8.30am - 4.30pm

Along with a dynamic gathering of industry leaders, innovators, and visionaries committed to driving real change towards a cleaner, more sustainable future; the summit will transform regional businesses and industries thinking.

This will fast track our region’s approach to climate -positive action.

24 May

Bridging Perspectives – Two-way learning in governance

Online 1.00 - 2.15pm

Join us at this virtual event as we hear insights from both leading First Nations and non-Indigenous directors as they discuss how two-way learning by the exchanging of knowledge and experiences can pave the way for more inclusive and effective governance practices.

25 May

Reconciliation Queensland

Brisbane 5.00 - 11.30pm

Join us for an electrifying lineup of speakers: Joshua Creamer, a powerhouse in human rights law; Tanya Denning-Orman, the visionary leader of NITV; Fiona Cornforth, an esteemed advocate for Indigenous education, leadership, and healing; and a representative from the Treaty Institute. Together, they represent the forefront of the reconciliation movement.
All of this amazing talent will be expertly coordinated by Cameron Costello, ensuring an unforgettable and impactful event.
Be captivated by Fred Leone’s live performance, adding cultural resonance to the night.

30 May

Isaac Business Chamber Launch

Moranbah 12.00 - 3.00pm

The launch of the Business Chamber marks the beginning of a collaborative journey aimed at fostering economic growth, innovation, and networking opportunities within the Isaac region.
Brand and Marketing specialist, Jessica Ritchie will be the keynote speaker. Jessica moves organisations and small businesses from bland to reMARKable through her powerful MARK methodology.

31 May

Safety Conference

Mackay 7.15am - 4.30pm

Gain valuable insights, tools, and strategies that you and your staff can implement to continue making safety a priority in the ever-changing workplace.
Come along to the 2024 Safety Conference and prepare to make better safety choices.
This year’s Safety Conference theme is ‘The Why of Safety’.

06 Jun

Marketing Fundamentals

Online 9.30 - 12.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business operators and entrepreneurs who want to better understand and use marketing in supporting customers to buy their product or services.

After completing this workshop, you should be better informed about the fundamentals of marketing and how you may apply those marketing principles to increase customer awareness and potential to buy from your business.

06 Jun

SWSB Lunch & Learn: Goal Setting with Natasha Short

Online 11.30am - 12.30pm

Unlock Your Business Potential: Mastering Goal Setting with Natasha Short

19 Jun

Female Founder Festival

Adelaide 4.00 - 8.30 pm

Each Female Founder Festival will feature a jam-packed agenda, filled with exciting content, conversation and plenty of opportunities to meet like-minded women and build your entrepreneurial network. You can expect TWO workshops to hone your skills – Building your confidence and Brand and storytelling, one inspirational panel of female founders as well as networking opportunities.

23 Jul

Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition


For over 30 years the Queensland Mining & Engineering Exhibition (QME) has been at the heart of the mining sector in Mackay. Returning to the Mackay Showgrounds in 2024, QME will be the ultimate showcase of supplier innovation and excellence and will illustrate the world class capabilities of Mackay and the broader Central Queensland region. Includes a free-to-attend seminar series that addresses the current needs of the industry and will provide direct benefit to many mining functions.  

Meet face to face with leading suppliers that will keep you at the forefront of the mining industry.

28 Aug

Knowledge Forum

Brisbane Convention Centre 8.30am - 4.00pm

The Knowledge Forum brings together pioneers of supplier diversity with Australia’s leading Indigenous entrepreneurs and business voices – creating a space for important conversations relevant to the Indigenous business sector and the broader Australian landscape.

28 Aug

Connect 2024

Brisbane Convention Centre TBA

Connect is Supply Nation’s annual flagship event that brings together Indigenous businesses, corporate organisations and government departments to foster new business opportunities and celebrate the success of the sector.

For the first time ever, Australia’s leading event for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses, will be held on the lands of the Turrbal and Jagera peoples in Brisbane.

29 Aug

Indigenous Business Tradeshow

Brisbane Convention Centre 8.30am - 3.30pm

The Indigenous Business Tradeshow provides the opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses to showcase the calibre, diversity and vibrancy of their products and services to some of Australia’s leading corporate organisations and government departments.
The Tradeshow is a hub where passionate entrepreneurs and buyers from across the country will come together to conduct business, engage, and learn.

02 Oct

AEMEE Annual Conference – Save the Date


Ticket details will be announced soon.

For more information on the Local Buying Program in Queensland contact:

Jessie Appleton

Business Development Lead

0427 979 670

Emma McCullagh

Acting Business Development Principal - East