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
Ernest Charles Brinkworth
15
General, Path 0, Grave 3
17/01/2014
Expired
Frederick Alfred William Wood
38
General, Path 1, Grave 35
03/07/2007
Expired
Henry Brown
41
Acacia, Path B, Grave 2885
20/07/2012
Expired
Mary Ann Barbier
47
Catholic, Path 3, Grave 155B
15/08/1989
Expired
Elizabeth Fillmore
48
General, Path 1, Grave 40
20/08/1989
Expired
George Wallace Denman
50
Acacia, Path A, Grave 2899
26/08/2014
Expired
Clarissa Annie Nelson
65
General, Path 1, Grave 65
07/10/1989
Expired
Ann Carman
74
General, Path 1, Grave 50
19/11/1989
Expired
Victor Henry Peter Morrison
75
General, Path 1, Grave 54
19/11/1989
Expired
Edward Wickham Robertson
87
General, Path 2, Grave 96
22/12/1989
Expired
George Archibald Rule
103
General, Path 1, Grave 36
04/02/1990
Expired
John Hollow Arthur
107
Centre Front Section, Path 1, Grave 3532
14/02/1990
Expired