Local Buying Foundation

The Local Buying Foundation provides funding to support projects and programs which facilitate workforce development, innovation and build the capability and capacity of business and industry.

The Local Buying Foundation is a critical element of BHP’s Local Buying Program, for every dollar spent through the Local Buying Program, BHP commits an amount into trust to the Foundation, creating a complete Local Buying cycle.

The Local Buying Foundation is adding value
to our local regional communities

Nationally, the Local Buying Foundation supports 13 local regions across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia where BHP operates. Collectively, the below is a snapshot of the national data as at 31 January 2024:

Projects Funded

Regions Supported

Approved Funding

Funding round dates

New South Wales
Round #1: closing 5 April
Round #2: closing 20 September



Round #1: closed 9 February
Round #2: closing: 19 July


South Australia
Round #1: closing 10 May 
Round #2: closing 18 October 

Western Australia
Round #1: closing 1 March 
Round #2: closing 30 August 

Upcoming Events

4-8 March | QLD | AICD Directors Course – Mackay

By undertaking the Company Directors Course, your governing team of directors and senior executives are provided with innovative opportunities to

6 March | QLD | RIN International Women’s Day Lunch

Join us at our highly-anticipated International Women’s Day lunch and be inspired and informed by these amazing women. Save the

8 March | WA | PHCCI International Women’s Day Luncheon

Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day with to incredible Pilbara powerhouse women! Our keynote speakers are Bridgette McDowell, CEO

8 March | NSW | Business Singleton – International Women’s Day event

Affectionately known as SWIB. Business Singleton have proudly created a platform for Women in Business and are constantly growing the

23 May | QLD | Decarbonisation Accelerated Summit

The Decarbonisation Accelerated project is a partnership between Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) and the Resources Centre of Excellence (RCOE), along

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Local Buying Foundation acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.