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
Walter Frederick O'Moore
994069
Acacia E, Path 34, Grave 340B
13/06/2019
Expired
Elvira Ruth Morris
994072
General AF, Path 28, Grave 760A
30/06/2019
Expired
Eileen Martha Bockelberg
994077
Catholic E, Path 25, Grave 652A
14/07/2019
Expired
Wladyslaw Adamczyk
994088
Catholic E, Path 22, Grave 389A
30/07/2019
Expired
Douglas Ward
994092
General AF, Path 29, Grave 824A
13/08/2019
Expired
Melva Evelyn Oldfield
994098
General AF, Path 17, Grave 979
26/08/2019
Expired
Martha Jane James
999036
General, Path 3, Grave 180
08/12/2018
Expired
Roy Percival Cowey
1001424
Charles Newman, Terrace Wall 251, Niche D007
31/05/2019
Expired
Annetta Kathleen Hicks
1003537
Queen Adelaide, Walk Rose 76, Position 001
15/07/2015
Expired
Albert George Millard
1010474
Charles Newman, Fountain 3 Rose 069, Position 001
22/06/2016
Expired
Dorothy Agnes MacNamara
1011946
Charles Newman, Fountain Wall 282, Niche D001
06/02/2017
Expired
Betty Collins
1012934
West, Rose Bed W66, Position 126
02/10/2012
Expired