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
Colin Edward Nelsen
1027001
Tranquility, Wall 67, Niche A009
09/10/2015
Expired
Harold Thomas Lighton
1027010
Columbarium, Wall 23, Niche A033
17/08/2017
Expired
Allen Raymond Brooks
1027030
West, Rose Bed W67, Position 075
16/04/2005
Expired
Albert Eric Thomson
1027033
Columbarium, Wall 9, Niche A038
19/01/2015
Expired
Octavius Cyril Beale
1027086
Columbarium, Wall 19, Niche B029
26/05/2020
Expired
Florence Edith Ruthven
1029237
Contemplation Court, Wall 1, Position S-AB
23/09/2011
Expired
Ronald Culmer Nazer
1029603
Hibiscus Court, Granite Garden Circle 1, Position 134
15/06/2020
Expired
Sarah Elaine Miller
1029768
Hibiscus Court, Granite Garden Circle 5, Position 028
26/07/2019
Expired
Marie Kathleen Lynch
1031154
Contemplation Court, Wall 1, Position S-CD
09/05/2009
Expired
Elizabeth Ann Pugh
1031161
Contemplation Court, Wall 1, Position S-CD
20/11/2009
Expired
Nancie Woods
1031183
Contemplation Court, Wall 1, Position S-EF
22/05/2009
Expired
Glen Frederick Williams
1031187
Contemplation Court, Wall 1, Position S-EF
19/06/2009
Expired