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
Amy Selwyn Sweetman
167
General, Path 3, Grave 146
12/07/1994
Expired
Mary Haren
174
General, Path 4, Grave 212
06/08/1990
Expired
George Allen Orchard
187
General, Path 4, Grave 194
17/09/2000
Expired
Amy Elizabeth Wilson-Smith
188
General, Path 4, Grave 198
19/09/1990
Expired
Florence Emily Pudney
192
General, Path 4, Grave 222
23/09/2013
Expired
Annie Augusta Evans
203
General, Path 3, Grave 163
19/10/1990
Expired
Gladys Mary Vale
208
General, Path 5, Grave 244
08/11/1990
Expired
Anne Theresa Key
209
Catholic, Path 3, Grave 139B
08/11/2010
Expired
Hector Lindsay Baker
226
Acacia, Path C, Grave 2777
17/12/2015
Expired
John Beattie Louttit
227
General, Path 4, Grave 211
20/12/2015
Expired
Dulcie Olive Bartlett
245
General, Path 3, Grave 133
01/02/1991
Expired
Johanna Buckton
246
Catholic, Path 3, Grave 149B
02/02/1991
Expired