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 Hughes Richardson
1025311
Columbarium, Wall 10, Niche G025
26/03/2016
Expired
Frederick Henry Brewer
1025329
Columbarium, Wall 18, Niche G006
31/12/2015
Expired
Nancy Nesbit
1025346
Columbarium, Wall 19, Niche G001
27/09/2018
Expired
William Percival Allen Lapthorne
1025390
Columbarium, Wall 8, Niche B009
25/06/2012
Expired
Bessie MacLean
1025404
Columbarium, Wall 9, Niche A006
20/10/2017
Expired
Phyllis Valencia MacLean
1025405
Columbarium, Wall 9, Niche A007
20/10/2017
Expired
Edward Robert Lello
1025614
Columbarium, Wall 6, Niche F008
21/12/2016
Expired
Charles Henry Cook
1025653
Tranquility, Wall 62, Niche D013
30/04/2014
Expired
Ann Neil
1025698
Columbarium, Wall 12, Niche A025
26/01/2011
Expired
Ada Emily Green
1025711
East, Wall 25, Niche E001
16/02/2016
Expired
Christopher Pearson Shaw
1025754
East, Wall 28, Niche F003
19/02/2015
Expired
Bernard Abraham Grigg
1025756
East, Wall 28, Niche F005
21/04/2017
Expired