Expired Sites

Up until 1 August 2015, in accordance with South Australian legislation all grave and memorial sites at Centennial Park traditionally carried limited tenure. Limited tenure Interment Rights for burial and memorial positions are issued for a set period of time.  Once a site has expired the position can be reclaimed by Centennial Park.

We make every effort  to contact the Interment Right holder well in advance of expiry. Prior to expiry of the Interment Right, a letter is sent to the Interment Right Holder. This becomes complicated if the Interment Right Holder has not notified us of any address changes. Notification of expiry is also placed on the grave or memorial asking the Interment Right Holder or any other interested party to contact us. We also publish in The Advertiser a notice of expired Interment Rights.

If after these actions and a minimum period of 2 years has elapsed, Interment Right Holders for these expired sites cannot be contacted, ownership of the sites reverts to Centennial Park, and they may be re-used in accordance with the Burial and Cremation Act 2013 and Regulations 2014.

The process of re-using a grave site is treated with utmost dignity, care and respect. Skeletal remains are carefully recovered from graves and are individually placed into ossuary boxes and re interred at a lower depth in the same grave.  In the case of cremated remains, they will be removed and re-interred at a dedicated unmarked location within Centennial Park. Interment Right Holders who do not want a site to be re-used can renew or extend the Interment Right.

We do understand the importance families place of having a site that is forever.  As of 1 August 2015 we now also offer families the option of perpetuity, meaning a site can be purchased indefinitely.

Please click here for more information on Perpetuity

To check the status of a position please visit Memorial Search

Deceased Name
Interment Right Number
Site Details
Expiry Date
Status
Mabel Alice Adelaide Farr
9
General, Path 0, Grave 8
22/12/1988
Expired
John Walker Peter
24
Acacia, Path A, Grave 2905
13/03/2009
Expired
Margaret Ann May Brown
41
Acacia, Path B, Grave 2885
20/07/2012
Expired
Gertrude Jeanie Powell
56
General, Path 4, Grave 236
12/09/1989
Expired
Patricia Lorraine Pearce
60
Acacia, Path B, Grave 2861
18/09/2016
Expired
John Wilfred Greene
67
General, Path 1, Grave 62
12/10/1989
Expired
Alfred Carman
74
General, Path 1, Grave 50
19/11/1989
Expired
James Thomas White
80
General, Path 1, Grave 26
27/11/1989
Expired
Edgar Fahlbusch
84
General, Path 2, Grave 98
07/12/1989
Expired
Samuel Thomas Phillips
86
General, Path 4, Grave 234
18/12/2014
Expired
David Thomas Forrester
89
General, Path 1, Grave 28
27/12/1989
Expired
Johanna Regina Andres
97
General, Path 2, Grave 88
15/01/2007
Expired