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

Western Australia

Eligible Regions

Western Australia Iron Ore – WAIO

To register for, and then work with the Local Buying Program in Western Australia, suppliers must have a significant physical presence in one of the following shires:

  • Town of Port Hedland
  • Shire of Ashburton
  • Shire of East Pilbara

All WAIO operations, including operational, rehabilitation and project sites, are able to engage suppliers through the Local Buying Program. These include:

  • BHP Yandi Mine
  • BHP Whaleback Mine
  • BHP Eastern Ridge Mine
  • BHP Orebody 18 Mine
  • BHP Mining Area C
  • BHP Jimblebar Mine
  • BHP Perth Distribution Centre
  • BHP Pilbara Distribution Hub – Newman
  • BHP Rebuild Workshop – Welshpool
  • BHP Port Hedland Offices
  • BHP Towage Services Port Hedland
  • BHP Perth Office
  • BHP Ore Care Repair Shop – Mooka
  • BHP Finucane Island Terminal
  • BHP South Flank

For more information on the Local Buying Program in Western Australia contact:

Mj van Vuuren

Business Development Advisor - Port Hedland, Western Australia

0408 168 705