is a town in South Australia, 399 kilometres (248 mi) south-east of Adelaide, and 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Mount Gambier. At the 2011 Census, the population was 5,024...
The town is home to the Millicent National Trust Museum, Millicent Library & Gallery, Millicent Civic & Arts Centre, the South East Family History Group, and is nearby to the Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park and the Canunda National Park. Millicent is also home to the man-made lake, Lake McIntyre, a native bird and wildlife reserve.
Millicent was proclaimed in 1870 after a township developed on the limestone ridge in the centre of the newly drained Millicent flats. It is named after Millecent Glen, wife of one of the early pioneers and daughter of the first Anglican Bishop of Adelaide.
Millicent is also home to a Kimberly Clark Australia paper mill which is located 10 km away from the town; it is the largest employer in the area with approximately 600 employees. The factory produces Kleenex, Cottonelle and Viva product lines for the Australian and some regional overseas markets. The adjacent Tantanoola Pulp Mill is also owned by Kimberly Clark; it produces pulp from the extensive Radiata pine plantantions in the region, the pulp mill was closed down in 2012 and demolished..
Millicent has only one Round-a-bout, one intersection of traffic lights, one skate park and one radio station.
Millicent hosts a festival that is held once a year in late March and early April and the festival is called the Geltwood Festival. The Geltwood Festival about a ship that was ship wrecked in the late 1800's. The festival is known for arts and crafts, the shops of Millicent put Quilts in the front windows. George Street is closed for the public to walk on to do various of activities, stalls and a small car Show 'N Shine. The festival has been running for over nine years and every year attracts crowds from neighbour towns of Millicent and Western Victoria.
Millicent also hosts the Teagle Excavations ARB Pines Enduro 400 at Teagle's Quarry just outside of Millicent in late September or early October once a year. on Saturdays at the Pines Enduro they have the qualifying's and the Dash for Cash, on Sunday the big race is held from the Quarry and then they go into the Mount Burr Pines until they come back to the quarry to finish.
Millicent has a community radio station and it is where the old train station used to be. The radio station is called 5THEFM 107.7 and the radio station has won the most outstanding small station award in the nation.
There is three Reception to Year 7 (R-YR7) Primary Schools in Millicent.
There is one Year to Year 12 (YR 8-YR12) High Schools in Millicent
Post-secondary education is offered by the following providers: