The Shire of Gingin, with its significant coastline and natural permanently flowing water courses of the Moore River and Gingin Brook is a unique and exciting place in which to live and visit. The Shire stretches from the coastline across the flat sandy soils of the Swan Coastal Plain in the west to the hinterland and foothills of the Darling Scarp to the east. The Shire embraces the lower reaches of the Moore River, together with a system of fresh water lakes and streams, and the watercourse of the Gingin Brook and its tributaries.
The Shire of Gingin adjoins the Local Authorities of Dandaragan to the north, Victoria Plains to the northeast, Chittering to the east and Wanneroo to the south. The northern boundary of the Shire runs east-west at Latitude 31º south, and the southern boundary runs east-west just north of Latitude 31º 30' south. The eastern boundary runs north-south at 116º east and the Indian Ocean coastline forms the western boundary.
The Shire of Gingin covers an area of 3, 325 square kilometres and has a population in excess of 4,500.
The Shire of Gingin is one of the fastest growing and developing rural shires in Western Australia, and its strategic location to the immediate north of the City of Wanneroo ensures that it will continue to experience significant growth and change.
The Shire includes the inland town and administrative centre of Gingin, the four coastal towns of Guilderton, Seabird, Ledge Point, and Lancelin, the six rural residential areas of Woodridge, Sovereign Hill, Moondah Ridge, Seaview Park, Redfield Park and Ocean Farm, the Gingin Rural Industrial Area, and extensive tracts of agricultural land and National Parks and Reserves.
The four coastal towns are immensely popular tourist and holiday destinations, with the number of residents in each town more than doubling during the summer months and holiday periods.
The Shire is governed by a Council comprising of 10 Councillors who represent eight wards:
- Greater Gingin
- Ledge Point/Karakin/Breton Bay