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
Edna Hopkins
990662
General C, Path 1, Grave 73
23/04/2013
Expired
Alice Maude Magor
990663
General, Path 24, Grave 1667
11/04/2001
Expired
Clarence Victor Dixey
990685
General, Path 24, Grave 1699
12/06/2013
Expired
Rose Maud May Dixey
990685
General, Path 24, Grave 1699
12/06/2013
Expired
Emily Patten
990701
General, Path 23, Grave 1640
06/07/1996
Expired
William Patten
990701
General, Path 23, Grave 1640
06/07/1996
Expired
Herbert George Matthews
990714
General, Path 16, Grave 1107
26/07/2014
Expired
Clara Ellen Penelope Raven
990737
Acacia, Path H, Grave 2395
16/10/2012
Expired
Ada Margaret Oldham
990758
General C, Path 5, Grave 390
25/10/2001
Expired
Ruth Norwood Harris
990765
General, Path 24, Grave 1722
02/01/2008
Expired
Frederick William Hartell
990772
General C, Path 2, Grave 126
12/12/2007
Expired
Clifford John Smith
990777
General C, Path 5, Grave 405
07/12/2012
Expired