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

To download a Transfer of Interment Right form CLICK HERE

Deceased Name
Interment Right Number
Site Details
Expiry Date
Status
Elizabeth Mary Glen Kenihan
993438
Catholic C, Path CL, Grave 884
22/10/2014
Expired
Myrtle Dora Thompson
993439
Acacia D, Path DD, Grave 35
12/08/2014
Expired
Stella Alma Wilson
993454
General AD, Path 15, Grave 102A
02/09/2014
Expired
Charles Lavington Dunn
993490
Central Memorial, Path AF, Grave 226
20/11/2014
Expired
Elizabeth Mcdonald Dunn
993490
Central Memorial, Path AF, Grave 226
20/11/2014
Expired
Patricia Clare Esmonde
993503
Catholic C, Path CD, Grave 334
24/12/2019
Expired
Roy Parkman
993503
Catholic C, Path CD, Grave 334
24/12/2019
Expired
Mildred Eleanor Nash
993522
Catholic C, Path CG, Grave 614
16/02/2015
Expired
Bertha Sarah Adler
993538
Jewish, Path -, Grave 189
09/04/2015
Expired
Effie Sophia Pitt
993553
General AD, Path 11, Grave 749
17/05/2015
Expired
Edith Ethel Smee
993554
General AD, Path 4, Grave 197
17/05/2015
Expired
Kathleen Agnes Tiller
993558
Catholic C, Path CD, Grave 337
24/05/2015
Expired