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



01 Oct

Safe Work Month – Free virtual events during October

Online event

It’s been a challenging year for employers, with unique risks arising from COVID-19 adding to business as usual health and safety management. One thing hasn’t changed is that October is still Safe Work Month.

The Queensland Government’s Safe Work Month events will be virtual and free to attend this year. They’ve got a full program of digital events planned with live-streamed expert speakers and panels covering topics. There’s also a full catalogue of industry and topic-specific resources that you can access at any time, including case studies, podcasts, webinars and films.

With so much on offer, you can design a Safe Work Month program tailored to your needs. You’ll come away from every event with clear take-away actions to help you immediately start improving health and safety and return to work outcomes in your workplace.

20 Oct

Office 365 Workshops for Beginners and Intermediates

Mackay | Emerald | Dysart | Moranbah

As part of a Local Buying Foundation Initiative, Office 365 Workshops will be rolled out for beginners and intermediates for businesses in the Mackay, Isaac and Central Highlands regions.

Gold accredited Microsoft trainer, Nexacu, will facilitate the workshops covering Microsoft Office 365, including the apps that work in unison encouraging team collaboration, forums, file storage, editing and sharing and workflow automation.

Tickets $80 – The Local Buying Foundation have subsidised the price, offering a saving of $270.

Take a look at the course structure via the links below –

For more information, please contact Jessie Appleton on 0427 979 670 or

28 Oct

Solid Business: Indigenous Business Expo

Mackay 9.30am

The EXPO is a “meet the suppliers” event and has been designed to give attendees the opportunity to meet and learn about the diversity of products and services available from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander businesses across the region.

03 Dec

CHDC Tourism and Events Forum

Emerald, Queensland

CHDC’s Tourism & Events Forum brings together tourism operators, industry representatives, event organisers and a range of key leaders in tourism. Discussions include the best ways to tap into the changing tourism market and how the Central Highlands can all work together to leverage off opportunities; enabling the region to achieve its full potential in the tourism market.

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

Dianna Smith

Business Development Advisor - Queensland

0427 415 389

Sharleen Airs

Indigenous Business Development Principal

1800 536 663