Plan, then get on with living.
Throughout life you plan – careers, homes, holidays, key life moments and celebrations, so why not end-of-life?
Planning puts you in control, gives clarity and comfort knowing your final wishes are known, avoiding others having to make important decisions at a time when they are grieving.
Cremation or burial? Do you want a funeral service before your cremation or burial, or a memorial service afterward? Do you want your family and friends to gather over food and wine? What music, flowers, and cultural traditions are important to you? We encourage people to create a personalised plan that reflects their life.
Centennial Park offers a range of end-of-life options for you to choose what’s right for you, including:
Service & Funeral Spaces
Stunningly beautiful spaces for your funeral service, memorial service, or gathering – no matter how big or small. Unique spaces in our Jubilee Complex or contemporary light filled Function Rooms – all overlooking our breathtaking gardens. Or maybe a gathering out in nature, among the roses, under a gorgeous arbour.
A cremation at Centennial Park includes an initial temporary ashes memorial for your family, friends, and others to visit, giving them time and space to grieve.
Burial or Ashes Memorials
A large variety of burial or ashes memorial positions including earth and vault burials, dedicated religious and cultural positions, roses, trees and garden seats. Positions for the longer term – even forever – for your family and friends to stay connected to your life, within our spectacular botanical grounds.
We are proud of our Park and completely transparent about what we do and what we offer. We invite you to join a Behind The Scenes Tour of our Park, view our crematorium, and have all your questions answered.
Don’t know where to start? Call our team so we can help you with the options to suit you and help you plan. Call during office hours Monday to Friday on 8276 6011 or email [email protected]
Choice. Control. Clarity.
We’re here to help you plan.
Losing a loved one is a very emotionally challenging time for families and friends. The reality is that planning a funeral is one of the toughest times, particularly when wishes are unknown or unclear. Families can be faced with making important decisions at a time of grief and stress.
Australians are focussing more on celebrating a life as an important part of mourning the loss of a loved one. Plan the elements that are important to you, that reflect you and your life, whether it’s food and wine, music, flowers, and nature. Your funeral, your way.
When planning ahead, there are a few key decisions to consider.
Burial or Cremation
What kind of celebration of your life is important to you?
Do you have places in mind for the celebration?
Would you want the celebration after your burial or cremation, or before?
Many believe they have to follow a certain order, but you can do things in an order that suits you and your loved ones. For example, we are finding some people choose to have a cremation and then have the ashes at their celebration.
We have beautiful spaces at Centennial Park, including a dedicated outdoor service area within our gardens and various indoor venues from intimate to spacious areas within our Jubilee Complex.
We also have bright, light contemporary Function Rooms overlooking our gardens where families choose to gather together with extended family, friends, and those connected to a loved one to share stories and remember while enjoying quality food and beverages. Each of the Function Rooms can be booked independently or all three rooms can be opened into one large room.
Burial choices include vaults, earth burials, those that provide for larger headstones or monuments, as well as areas that accommodate specific religious and cultural requirements.
Ashes memorial options include walls niches, garden edges, rose gardens, under trees, or on garden seats. We have more than 30 themed gardens for ashes memorials.
If after purchasing and receiving your Pre-paid Products and Services Certificate from Centennial Park, you change your mind, we will refund your money. We include a five-business-day cooling-off period from receipt of Pre-paid Products and Services Certificates, and if you request a refund within that period, you will be refunded in full. If it’s outside the cooling-off period, there will be a small administration fee.
We are here to help you with your planning. We offer clear, transparent information, choice, and care like no one else. Plan with someone you can trust. Centennial Park is owned by Mitcham and Unley Councils and has been serving South Australians since 1936.
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