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.