Sylvia McMillan


2020 SA Senior Australian of the Year

Sylvia McMillan has dedicated her life to being of service to her community. The 90-year-old woman has been a force of good to everyone around her – and shows no signs of stopping. She is still the Chair for her local Legacy, the organisation that provides services to families of deceased defence force members.

Sylvia also runs a Seniors club, a Sunnysiders club, and card group, and is a member of Friends of the Parks. In between her volunteer activities she regularly attends the gym and meets with her school chums and her water aerobics group, at the local Parks Community Centre.

As the Enfield volunteer bus driver for many years, Sylvia dressed up as Santa Claus at Christmas, revealing the joy volunteer work brings her. She was also on the board of the local branch of the Health Centre and the Housing Trust.

Sylvia has received many community awards, including a Legends Award for her contributions to the community.