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
Kathleen Mary Paley
205
General, Path 3, Grave 161
29/10/2010
Expired
Selma Linda Jane Richards
222
General, Path 4, Grave 208
06/12/2000
Expired
Doris Lord Baker
226
Acacia, Path C, Grave 2777
17/12/2015
Expired
Andrew Urquhart
248
General, Path 5, Grave 257
10/02/1991
Expired
Ruby Hanorah Gregg
252
Catholic, Path 3, Grave 151B
17/02/2006
Expired
William James Smith
262
General, Path 5, Grave 252
11/03/2016
Expired
Angus Rosina Hay
271
General, Path 6, Grave 306
01/04/1991
Expired
Lilian Dunn
274
Catholic, Path 3, Grave 153B
10/04/1991
Expired
William Dawson McLean
282
General, Path 7, Grave 358
29/04/1991
Expired
Rosina Myrtle Jolly
287
General, Path 6, Grave 314
02/05/1991
Expired
Rudolph Theodore Hupeden
288
Catholic, Path 3, Grave 83B
05/05/1991
Expired
George James Boakes
289
General, Path 6, Grave 346
05/05/1991
Expired