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
John Hollow Arthur
107
Centre Front Section, Path 1, Grave 3532
14/02/1990
Expired
Joseph John Thomas
123
General, Path 2, Grave 87
22/03/1990
Expired
William John Abbott
124
General, Path 1, Grave 41
22/03/1990
Expired
Silas Charles Nottle
128
General, Path 1, Grave 45
02/04/1990
Expired
Helen Godfrey Wilson
131
General, Path 1, Grave 55
04/04/2010
Expired
Maria Lydia Carroll
156
General, Path 3, Grave 154
01/06/1990
Expired
Arthur Crossman
161
General, Path 2, Grave 97
01/07/1990
Expired
Daisy Elizabeth Eyres
164
General, Path 4, Grave 189
03/07/1990
Expired
Stanley Roy Jones
170
General, Path 4, Grave 203
19/07/1990
Expired
William James Pavy
177
General, Path 3, Grave 142
21/08/1990
Expired
James Henry Martin
185
General, Path 3, Grave 131
13/09/1990
Expired
Arthur John Lovell Penna
204
General, Path 5, Grave 247
28/10/2015
Expired