Milang, South Australia

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South Australia
Milang is located in South Australia
Coordinates 35°24′S 138°58′E / 35.4°S 138.97°E / -35.4; 138.97Coordinates: 35°24′S 138°58′E / 35.4°S 138.97°E / -35.4; 138.97
Population 512 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1853
Postcode(s) 5256
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+10:30)
Location 20 km (12 mi) SW of Strathalbyn
LGA(s) Alexandrina Council
State electorate(s) Hammond
Federal Division(s) Mayo

Milang is small town situated on the shores of Lake Alexandrina, just over 20 km from Strathalbyn, South Australia. At the 2006 census, Milang had a population of 512.[1]

The town was surveyed in December 1853.[2] Milang was a significant port on the Murray River System between 1860 and 1880, before the railway line was built to connect Adelaide to Morgan further upstream.[3] Between December 1884 and June 1970, a spur-line of the Mount Barker-Victor Harbor railway ran approximately 8 miles (12.8 km) from the junction at Sandergrove to Milang, mainly used for freight but also as a minor passenger service. The line was dismantled in the 1970s after the railway was official closed.[4]

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


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Milang (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Milang, South Australia". Place Names Online. Government of South Australia Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure. Retrieved 2008-08-02. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Milang: The Jetty". Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  4. ^ Sallis, Roger (1998). Railways in the Adelaide Hills, 1st edition. Openbook Publishers, Adelaide. ISBN 0-646-35473-6.