Local Content Advisor Network

The Local Content Adviser Network is an initiative of the Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development.
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The Local Content Adviser Network (Network) was established in 2018. Our aim is to drive and support opportunities for regional businesses to supply to State Government.

The Network focuses on supporting regional businesses by connecting across Government Agencies, industry bodies, and Small to Medium Enterprises so our regional businesses can increase participation in supply chains, grow and diversify, and develop additional capability. The Network also works to inform Local Content policy, practice, and research to help strengthen and diversify local economies across our State.


Local Content in regional WA is supported through the WA Buy Local Policy, which is designed to ensure regional businesses can benefit from the State Government’s $27 billion annual spending on goods, services and works.

By focusing Government purchasing power on suppliers more closely connected to local supply chains, a procurement can secure the supply of a good or service and have a range of flow-on effects and benefits.

An image illustrating the benefits of having a local content adviser network. The benefits are shown for: 1. Wider Economic Benefits, and 2. Benefits for regional suppliers.

If you’d like to contact our Network or your nearest Local Content Adviser for assistance, please email local.content@dpird.wa.gov.au

Useful links:

WA Buy Local Policy 2022

WA Industry Link

Local Capability Fund

WA Small Business Development Corporation

Office of the Auditor General: Local Content in Procurement (Report 25, 2017)