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The choice of burial

Some things to consider about a burial:

  • You may already have a family grave or plot. We can arrange for this to be reopened and for any other matters relating to the grave be sorted out before burial
  • In some areas, burial space may be limited or may be very expensive
  • You might want to reserve plots or a large plot if you or your family want to be buried close by
  • Natural burials are now available in Enfield Memorial Park at Wirra Wonga burial ground and Smithfield Memorial Park
  • You can hold the funeral service in a local church or in a cemetery chapel.
  • You can hold the funeral service at the graveside if you want.
  • After the burial you will need to consider if you want a memorial headstone, or a new inscription on an existing headstone.

There are a couple of fixed costs that do not differ between funeral directors, these are the cemetery fees.

For example, the Natural Burial Ground at Enfield Memorial Park has two cemetery charges that cannot be avoided.  The licence (for 99 years) and interment fee (grave digging to level one depth).

Current fees for a natural burial at Wirra Wonga are :

  • Licence and Interment fee $  6,250

We provide all types of burials from natural earth to traditional beam and headstone burials.

Natural burial is the most ecological funeral option, a thoughtful legacy for future generations. You can have a sense of peace knowing you'll be in the landscape you love.

With our support and inspiration you'll have the time and space to do things your way. Afterwards, families can return to the quietness of the surroundings, the local bird life and their memories

Burial prices

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Natural Burial Ground

 

Wirra Wonga, South Australia’s first official natural burial area, is a tranquil bushland environment that offers a unique final resting place.

In natural burial, the body (or cremated remains) is prepared for burial or interment without chemical preservatives and an eco friendly biodegradable coffin or casket is used. The body or remains are returned to the earth to decompose naturally and be recycled to new life.

Located at Enfield Memorial Park, Wirra Wonga, the Kaurna name for ‘bush grave’, has been cultivated using plants indigenous to the adjacent Folland Park Reserve and over time the bushland will become a living and lasting natural memorial.

In an endeavour to keep the habitat as natural as possible there is no physical identification at the site of burial, but accurate plotting and recording is undertaken allowing current and future generations to locate the place of burial. There are no headstones, vases or flowers at the graveside. Double graves are side by side, to avoid damaging any existing root growth.

At Wirra Wonga the names of those interred may be recorded on a communal memorial stone at the entrance to the area.

Wirra Wonga provides for both single and companion burials and the interment of cremated remains.

Taken from:  http://aca.sa.gov.au/enfield-memorial-park/natural-burials.php

Adelaide and Surrounds Cemeteries

Listed below are a sample selection of cemetery locations to choose from.  We have provided the most common or popular within a given location with a typical service price shown.  Prices subject to change, conditions, availability and specific minimal years required to purchase a new licence (also known as a grant).

Dudley Park

North Lawn Grant : 25 Yrs $5,082

 

Service Options :

Simple Graveside only $2,895

Chapel then graveside $4,395

Smithfield Cemetery

Lawn Grant : 25 Yrs $ 4,875

Beam New Site : 50 Yrs $ 8,250

Pilyu Yarta Site : 99 Yrs $ 6,250

Pear Tree Grove : 25 Years $ 7,625

 

Service Options :

Graveside Service $3,500

 

Summertown (Hills)

Standard Grant : 50 Yrs $5,500

 

 

Service Options :

Graveside only $3,500

 

Interment Fees

To make things easier we have included the individual cemeteries interment fee with all prices shown.

The interment fee is the charge applied to open and close a grave and may also include some cemetery setup equipment.

Centennial Park

Lawn Grant : 50 Yrs $ 8,090

Beam New Site : 50 Yrs $6,140

Beam Renew Site : 50 Yrs $5,340

 

Service Options :

Simple Graveside only $2,895

Chapel then graveside $4,400

Enfield Memorial Park

Lawn Grant : 50 Yrs $ 6,250

Lawn Grant : 25 Yrs $4,875

Beam New Site : 25 Yrs $ 5,875

Wirra Wonga Site : 99 Yrs $6,250

 

Service Options :

Graveside only $ 3,500

Chapel then graveside $ 4,400

Cheltenham Cemetery

Lawn Grant : 25 Yrs $ 5,875

Beam New Site : 25 Yrs $5,875

 

 

Service Options :

Graveside only $ 3,500

Chapel then graveside $ 4,395

West Tce Cemetery

Beam Site : 25 Yrs $7,625

 

 

Service Options :

Simple Graveside only $2,895

Chapel then graveside $4,395


Smithfield Memorial Park

Includes the Northern Adelaide Natural Burial Ground.

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