Pingelly is the next town encounted when traveling south to Albany from Northam. The origin of the town name or early history was not available. Pingelly has some heritage factors, but no museum or historical society. The majority of essential services are available in Pingelly.
Pingelly is a town and shire located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 158 kilometres (98 mi) from Perth via the Brookton Highway and Great Southern Highway. The town is also located on the Great Southern railway line.
Pingelly has a population of about 750, but the shire includes over 1,100 residents living both in town and on rural properties, and is a key agricultural centre, with wheat, barley, sheep and cattle farming being the main activities. It contains a TAFE college, and each year in September hosts an agricultural show. In addition, a primary school, Bendigo Bank, shopping facilities, accommodation (hotel, motel, Caravan Park), golf course, council offices and a telecentre are located within the town. A school bus ferries high school students to Narrogin.