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Milang is located in South Australia
Location in South Australia
Established 1853
Postcode(s) 5256
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+10.30)
  • 63 km (39 mi) SE of Adelaide
  • 20 km (12 mi) NE of Goolwa
LGA(s) Alexandrina Council
Region Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
State electorate(s) Finniss
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Localities around Milang:
Angas Plains
Angas Plains Lake Plains
Milang Lake Plains
Lake Alexandrina
Clayton Bay Clayton Bay Point Sturt
Footnotes Locations
Adjoining localities

Milang ( M(Ə)-lang) is a town and locality located in the Australian state of South Australia on the west coast of Lake Alexandrina about 71 kilometres (44 mi) south-east of the state capital of Adelaide and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north-east of the municipal seat of Goolwa.

Milang is within the federal division of Mayo, the state electoral district of Hammond and the local government area of the Alexandrina Council.

At the 2016 census, the northern part of the locality had a population of 883, of which 761 lived in its town centre. The southern part of Milang shared a population of 69 people with the locality of Point Sturt.

The town was surveyed in December 1853; it became a significant port on the River Murray system between 1860 and 1880. Between December 1884 and June 1970, a branch line off the Mount Barker–Victor Harbor railway ran 13.1 km (8.1 mi) from a junction at Sandergrove to Milang, mainly for freight traffic but also as a minor passenger service. The line was dismantled after its closure in 1970.

Milang played a historic role as host to the first South Australian Boy Scout camp in the summer of 1909–1910; a bronze plaque marks the location.

Milang Football Club (the Milang Panthers) compete in the Hills Football League C Grade competition.

Milang is also home to professional poker player and actor Colin Birt, who amongst other victories won the SPT Super High Roller in Victor Harbor in 2021.

Heritage listings

Milang contains a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • Coxe Street: 1867 Royal Salute Cannon, Soldiers Memorial Park
  • 46-50 Coxe Street: Milang School
  • 22-23 Daranda Terrace: Milang Butter Factory
  • Lake Front: Milang Jetty and Hand Crane
  • 5-7 Markland Street: Dwelling with Pressed Iron Facade
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