Western Australia

About the program

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

The LBP has been operating successfully in Queensland and New South Wales where we’ve supported local suppliers for the past 5 years. 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. 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 Western Australia. The decision to expand the program was based on the success in Queensland and New South Wales and will provide Western 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 an information session where we will provide further details and opportunity to clarify your questions.

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

  • 18 September – Supplier registration opens
  • 30 October – Local Buying Program for WAIO live and Work Instructions available

Read more about the program:


Western Australia Supplier Registration


Debbie Porter, Program Manager, C-Res | debbie.porter@c-res.com.au or 0439 888 237

Upcoming Events

Events listed below are delivered by the Local Buying Program.

C-Res are proud to be presenting at: Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast

22 Nov 2017

Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce

Guest Speakers:  Debbie Porter, Program Manager C-Res & Tony Noonan, Codeswitch

Times: 7.15am for 7.30am

Location: Ibis Styles, Port Hedland

RSVP essential: info@phcci.com.au

or 9173 1737

Where will the program operate?

Western Australia Iron Ore - WAIO

To work with the Local Buying Program in Western Australia, suppliers must have a significant physical presence in one of the following post codes:

  • 6721 – Port Hedland
  • 6722 – South Hedland
  • 6753 – Newman
  • 6758 – Nullagine
  • 6760 – Marble Bar
  • 6751 – Tom Price
  • 6754 – Paraburdoo

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

LBP WA Eligibility Map