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 Edith Ellis
991130
General AA, Path D, Grave 313
27/09/1999
Expired
Ethel Maude McKenzie
991149
General AA, Path C, Grave 245
08/11/2015
Expired
Laurel Phyllis King
991151
General B, Path 15A, Grave 268A
12/12/2019
Expired
Lillian Margaret Rumbelow
991151
General B, Path 15A, Grave 268A
12/12/2019
Expired
Thomas Galvin
991152
Catholic, Path 2, Grave 54B
08/11/2008
Expired
Elizabeth Mary Kirby
991203
Acacia A, Path AP, Grave 975
06/07/2009
Expired
Harvey William Kirby
991203
Acacia A, Path AP, Grave 975
06/07/2009
Expired
William Park Low
991217
General AA, Path A, Grave 110
25/07/2019
Expired
Hartnett Hoskins Lynn Sutherland
991218
Acacia A, Path AP, Grave 26A
27/07/1999
Expired
William Howard Birrell
991219
Acacia A, Path AP, Grave 985
29/07/1999
Expired
William Humphries McKenzie
991230
General AA, Path A, Grave 100
22/08/1999
Expired
Thomas John Cocks
991247
Acacia A, Path AP, Grave 15A
29/09/1999
Expired