New South Wales

About the program

The Local Buying Program (LBP) has been established to support small businesses in New South Wales to engage with BHP. We recognise that small local businesses are an integral part of our operations and critical to driving economic development and opportunity in the communities near our sites.

To assist these businesses, we have established the Local Buying Program to make it simpler and easier for these businesses to competitively bid for supply opportunities for BHP Mt Arthur Coal.

The program provides local businesses with a dedicated platform to bid for work with, appropriate payment terms and assistance from local C-Res Business Engagement Advisors. Local suppliers with less than 20 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees are eligible for the LBP.

The program is supported by a Local Buying Foundation which provides training and programs that enhance and build the capability and capacity of the local business community.

The LBP has operated in NSW since 2016 and we look forward to working our local suppliers to grow its use and application.

Read more about the program in New South Wales and Queensland:


Register for the Local Buying Program

Where We Operate

New South Wales Energy Coal - NSWEC

To work with the Local Buying Program in New South Wales, suppliers must have a significant physical presence in one of the following shires:

  • Muswellbrook
  • Singleton
  • Upper Hunter

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

  • BHP Minerals Australia Supply
  • BHP Mt Arthur Coal

LBP NSW Eligibility Map