Lancelin is a small fishing and tourist town 110km north of Perth, Western Australia. It is located in the Shire of Gingin at the end of Wanneroo Road (State Route 60), and a few kilometres from the start of the proposed Indian Ocean Drive. Lancelin was founded in 1950, though fishing shacks probably existed on the site prior to this date. It is also close to the shipwreck site of the “Vergulde Draeck” or “Gilt Dragon” (28th April 1656).
The town has a permanent population of around 600 in 2000, and swells to 2,500 during the peak holiday period around Christmas – New Year.
Kitesurfing and windsurfing are popular in the ocean off Lancelin, as is sandboarding in the dunes behind the town.