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
Rowland Lampe
990923
General C, Path 10, Grave 780
09/12/2004
Expired
Rose Amelia Ashhurst
990931
Catholic, Path 7, Grave 450B
05/02/2006
Expired
Catherine Garrard
990943
Catholic, Path 6, Grave 369B
05/02/1998
Expired
Frank Livingston Bell
990944
Acacia A, Path AJ, Grave 532
06/02/1998
Expired
Frank Stanley Rogers
990951
Acacia A, Path AK, Grave 612
27/02/2005
Expired
Agnes Mabel Pudney
990956
General C, Path 8, Grave 632
04/03/2010
Expired
Henry Edgar Strongman
990962
General C, Path 10, Grave 782
11/03/1998
Expired
Elizabeth Alexander
990971
Catholic, Path 4, Grave 193B
18/05/2019
Expired
Lily Eva May Hicks
990987
General AB, Path 0, Grave 8
28/04/2001
Expired
Edith Beatrix McKenzie
990989
General AB, Path 0, Grave 9
14/05/2013
Expired
Harriett Evelina Bennett
990995
General AB, Path 0, Grave 11
18/05/2011
Expired
Maurice Philip Felt
991011
Acacia A, Path AH, Grave 409
04/12/2013
Expired