South Australia

About the program

Two miners at Olympic Dam

The Local Buying Program was been established to support local communities by helping small businesses to engage with BHP as a supplier.

The LBP has been operating and supporting local suppliers successfully in Queensland (since 2012) and New South Wales (since 2016). Currently there are more than 850 suppliers registered in the program and the LBP has provided work opportunities for over AU$135 million to these suppliers. Last year the program offered more than to 5,500 work opportunities with 86% of these successfully awarded to local businesses.

To further support small businesses, the Local Buying Program is now being established in South Australia. The decision to expand the program was based on the success in Queensland and New South Wales and will provide South Australian businesses with access to a dedicated buying platform, better payment terms and support through local C-Res Business Engagement Advisors.

What happens next?

To help you get ready for the LBP roll-out, we invite you to join us at one of our information sessions where we will provide further details and an opportunity to clarify your questions.

Key dates in the roll-out of the LBP in South Australia:

  • 2 October – Supplier registration opens
  • 2-15 October – LBP supplier registrations workshops
  • 30 October – Local Buying Program live and work instructions accessible

If you are interested in the Local Buying Program and want to join one of our information sessions to learn more, please click here to pre-register.  We will reach out to you with additional information shortly.

Read more about the program:

South Australia Supplier Pre-Registration

Where will the program operate?

Olympic Dam - OD

To work with the Local Buying Program in South Australia, suppliers must be registered or have a significant physical presence in one of the following locations:

  • District of Mount Remarkable
  • Port Augusta City Council
  • Port Pirie Regional Council
  • Roxby Downs Council
  • Whyalla City Council
  • Postcode 5600 – Whyalla, Whyalla Playford, Gilles Downs, Myola Station, Lake Harris, Secret Rocks, Katunga Station, Corunna Station
  • Postcode 5713 – Emeroo, Island Lagoon, Lake Torrens, Oakden Hills, Pernatty, Wallerberdina, Yadlamalka
  • Postcode 5715 – Illeroo, Pandurra, Yalymboo, Yudnapinna, Lincoln Gap, Carriewerloo
  • Postcode 5720 – Woomera, Pimba, Stuarts Creek, Billa Kalina, Purple Downs, Mount Vivian, Millers Creek, Bosworth, Arcoona, Mount Eba, Parakylia
  • Postcode 5722 – Andamooka
  • Postcode 5725 – Olympic Dam, Roxby Downs

All Olympic Dam operations, including the Mine and Smelter, and BHP Adelaide facilities are able to engage suppliers through the Local Buying Program. These include:

  • Olympic Dam mine-end
  • Olympic Dam process-end
  • Adelaide distribution centre
  • Adelaide offices

LBP Olympic Dam Eligibility Map