The town was gazetted in 1912, and took its name from the already existing railway siding located adjacent to the townsite. It is an Aboriginal name of unknown meaning.
It serves as a stop on the Prospector rural train service.
Carrabin is a settlement situated in Western Australia, Australia. Carrabin is 2842 km from the Australian capital Canberra. Nearby places include Bodallin, Boddalin, South Walgoolan, Walgoolan, West Westonia, Westonia, Yerbillon. Nearby landmarks include Chandler Lake, Keokanie, Mount Moore, Red Lake, Reward Lake, Warren Double Cunyan.