About the Program

The Local Buying Program has been established to support small businesses in the Central Highlands, Isaac and Mackay local government areas in their engagements with BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal (BMC).

Recognising that it can often be challenging for smaller businesses to engage as a supplier of BHP, the Program makes it simpler and easier for these businesses to competitively bid for supply opportunities that are released by BMA and BMC operations.

A critical element of the Local Buying Program is the Local Buying Foundation which aims to enhance the economic sustainability of local regions through the support of programs and initiatives that target local business training and development needs.  For every transaction processed through the Local Buying Program in Queensland, BMA / BMC make a financial contribution to the Foundation.

Some benefits of participating in the Local Buying Program include:

  • Greater supplier exposure to BMA and BMC operations through an online supplier directory
  • Greater exposure to work opportunities
  • A simplified engagement tool (Local Buying Program website)
  • Appropriate payment terms (21 days from receipt of invoice)
  • Simpler supplier on boarding process
  • Qualification criteria specific for small business
  • Continuous support from C-Res

Read more about the program in Queensland:

Register for the Local Buying Program

For more information contact:

C-Res Business Engagement Advisor: Kirra Alexander | kirra.alexander@c-res.com.au  | 0419 571 411

C-Res Office: info@c-res.com.au | 1800 536 663

Upcoming Events

Events listed below are either of relevance to the local business community or are delivered or sponsored by the Local Buying Program or Local Buying Foundation.


24 Jul 2018 - 26 Jul 2018

QME (Queensland Mining & Engineering Exhibition) is on again at the Mackay Show Grounds!

The event provides local business an opportunity to see what’s new, network and hear from big name speakers.  Come along and have a chat to the team from C-Res and BHP at the BHP stand (B308).

Read more and register to attend

R U OK? BBQ Breakfast

13 Sep 2018

Presented by Resource Industry Network (and proudly supported by C-Res)

R U OK? Day is our national day of action dedicated to encouraging everyone to connect with the people they care about and giving them the skills to have a conversation with someone they’re worried about any day of the year. Taking part can be as simple as asking your friends, family and colleagues, “are you ok?”

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Where we operate

Queensland Coal - BMA & BMC

To work with the Local Buying Program in Queensland, suppliers must have a significant physical presence in one of the following local government areas:

  • Central Highlands
  • Isaac
  • Mackay

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

  • BHP Brisbane Office
  • BHP Minerals Australia Supply
  • BMA Blackwater Mine
  • BMA Broadmeadow Mine
  • BMA Caval Ridge Mine
  • BMA Daunia Mine
  • BMA Goonyella Riverside Mine
  • BMA Hay Point Coal Terminal
  • BMA Peak Downs Mine
  • BMA Saraji Mine
  • BMC Poitrel Mine
  • BMC South Walker Creek Mine
  • BMA Gregory Crinum Mine (Care and Maintenance Teams)
  • BMA Norwich Park Mine (Care and Maintenance Teams)

LBP QLD Eligibility Map