Located in the heart of the Wheatbelt, the vibrant Kulin Region offers a fantastic array of visitor experiences and is a convenient stopover for those travelling to Wave Rock or between Perth and Esperance.


To the South East of Kulin lies the quaint, community spirited town of Pingaring.

Situated at the foot of a large granite rock, it is thought that the town's name may have been derived from the Noongar word 'pinjaa' which refers to areas of wet land, soakage or swamp as 'Pingaring Spring' is nearby.

Like many towns in the Wheatbelt, the aim of the early settlers was to establish the area for agriculture. Early clearing for roads and paddocks was done with an axe and crops were planted and harvested using light machines and teams of horses. Wheat was carted in bags and stacked until the first wheat bin was erected in 1938. Today the bin is one of the largest in the area.

A wonderful spirit of friendship and cooperation has always been present in the Pingaring district. Although a small settlement, Pingaring residents are actively involved in community life and sport through the local tennis, golf, and cricket clubs. They are also involved in other community activities through the Pingaring Progress Association, C.W.A, Playgroup and the local Community Centre. The annual Pingaring Christmas Tree is a tradition which has continued every year since it was first held in 1925.

The Pingaring area is also home to a number of plants not found anywhere else in the world. After the land was opened up for agriculture, areas such as granite outcrops remained uncleared. It is in these areas that the most endangered of Pingaring's threatened plants, such as the Pingaring Spider Orchid make their home.

Stop and enjoy a cold beer Pingaring style at the 'Gum Tree Tavern' (literally two big Eucalyptus trees which stand outside the Pingaring Store). You may also be lucky enough to meet acclaimed rural romance and best belling author Fiona Palmer, who calls Pingaring home. Click HERE to view Fiona's website.

Local Services and Contacts

Pingaring Golf Club
Evan Wyatt
PH: (08) 9866 8090

Pingaring Progress Association  
Jenny Wyatt (President)
PH: (08) 9866 8090

Pingaring Hall Hire 
Fiona Palmer
PH: (08) 9866 8099

Pingaring Agsolutions – Local general store and tourist information

PH: (08) 9866 8014 (noticeboard)

Freebairn Recreation Centre Employment Opportunity

The Freebairn Recreation Centre is seeking capable and enthusiastic staff to undertake the following positions associated with running the bar and function components of the FRC. These include:

  • Permanent Part-time Bar Attendant
  • Casual Bar Staff
  • Part-time Facility Cleaner

Primary duties include hospitality responsibilities, bar service, as well as cleaning and maintenance of the bar facilities in the centre’s function areas. Hours for each position are negotiable with an ongoing requirement for at least 30 hours per week across an individual role with another 30-50 hours across casual roles dependent upon facility bookings.

Applicants must possess RSA certification and ideally have experience within the hospitality industry.  On the job training will be provided.

This is a multi-faceted role and we are seeking applicants who have the desire to become involved and be a key-player in the operations of the FRC.  Weekend work will form a significant component of the role.

Key Points:

  • Employed under Local Government Industry Award 2020 (salary negotiable dependent upon final role and responsibilities)
  • Must be adaptable, possess great time management skills and exhibit initiative.
  • RSA certification is required.
  • Uniform provided.
  • A vehicle would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Accommodation potentially available via negotiation dependent upon final role.

The position is available on an ongoing basis with a starting date to be negotiated.

For further information and to apply, please email: reccentre@kulin.wa.gov.au

In order to apply for this role please forward a covering letter outlining experiences and motivation for your application as well as a copy of your current Resume to:

 Freebairn Recreation Centre Manager - reccentre@kulin.wa.gov.au

PO Box 125

Kulin WA 6365

 Applications close Wednesday April 7, 2021.

* Please note, there are other opportunities for cleaning and maintenance of the wider FRC amenities.  Please contact the Centre Manager via email to discuss if you are available for casual hours.

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