For such a delightful location, so close to Perth it is amazing that the town is so completely rural. Gingin is a very small town still. Though small the town does possess al of the essential services plus the community is clearly progressive. Being so close to Perth, Gingin would be a thoroughly nice place to live.

The town is well suited for agriculture with a mild climate and available water sources. The area supports many forms of farming including beef cattle, cereal crops, olives and oranges.

The first European to visit the area was the explorer George Fletcher Moore; he arrived in 1836 and recorded the Aboriginal name "Jinjin" on his charts. The meaning of the word Gingin is uncertain but is thought to mean "footprint" or "place of many streams".

The town of Gingin is host to the annual British car rally, which is held on the third Sunday of May.

The Gingin Hotel recently celebrated their centenary. Be sure to check out the pub movie collectables

The Anglican Church is undated, but can be assumed to also be over 100 years old The United Church certainly so. The Catholic being a tastefully modern design

The Gin in War Memorial is located in the centre of town.

Diary notes




Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course