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
Ethel Baker
990579
Acacia, Path F, Grave 2533
24/07/2008
Expired
Myrtle May Thorp
990589
General, Path 25, Grave 1737
31/07/2007
Expired
Oscar Walter Blesing
990601
General, Path 24, Grave 1665
31/08/2005
Expired
Ethel Maud Baker
990603
General, Path 21, Grave 1491
06/09/1995
Expired
Herbert Baker
990603
General, Path 21, Grave 1491
06/09/1995
Expired
Elizabeth Morrison
990609
General, Path 21, Grave 1487
21/09/2019
Expired
Mary Augusta Pitman
990611
General, Path 22, Grave 1534
25/09/2013
Expired
Gertrude Eliza Fletcher
990613
General, Path 22, Grave 1509
28/09/2004
Expired
Ethel Elma Packham
990625
General, Path 24, Grave 1673
02/11/2001
Expired
Jessie Edith Mary Bullock
990626
Catholic, Path 10, Grave 640B
20/11/2017
Expired
Abagail Mary Casement
990646
General, Path 24, Grave 1661
19/02/2001
Expired
Josiah Abbott Binney
990655
General, Path 24, Grave 1731
28/03/1996
Expired