South Australian Cemeteries

Deaths and Burials

Location and brief history of 1,166 South Australian burial places (cemeteries, graveyards, lone graves) and memorial sites.

Death & burial information up to 1855 at early SA cemeteries, and up to recent times at several selected cemeteries together with some SA lone graves. Headstone photographs are sometimes included.

surname * given name

From the drop-down list at the top of the form, select:—
Deceased person to search the burials in the cemeteries listed in the notes below for a particular person, or
Cemetery name or location to search for any cemeteries at a particular South Australian location. You can enter a place name, or a geolocation in the format latitude*longitude, both in decimal degrees, eg -34.9*138.5 gives cemeteries in the Adelaide western suburbs. Note any geolocation prefixes or suffixes before undertaking extensive travel. They indicate unconfirmed or inaccurate location.

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If the person you seek is not found in these burials, check our comprehensive directory of cemetery and burial resources, or read our help article, Searching for SA Cemetery Burials.


Many of the locations listed here have more than one cemetery. The list includes cleared cemeteries and several that were reserved but never used. Some of the place names are obsolete and will not be found on present-day maps.

This database has death & burial information from burial registers and inscriptions on grave headstones & plaques up to 1855 at Adelaide West Terrace, Alberton St Paul Anglican, Balhannah St Thomas, Blakiston St James Anglican, Freeling Morn Hill Primitive Methodist, Hindmarsh, Inverbrackie Presbyterian, Kensington Norwood Pioneers, Kensington St Matthew Anglican, Magill, McLaren Vale Congregational, Mitcham Anglican & General, Moculta Shannon, Morphett Vale Bains & Scotch, Mt Barker Catholic and Walkerville Wesleyan Cemeteries; and up to recent times at Andamooka Old & New (photos by Frank Church), Arthurton (photos), Brentwood (photos), Bulls Creek Primitive & Cherry Gardens Wesleyan Methodist, Enfield Old Pioneer (G Bliss), Nailsworth North Road Anglican (public burials up to 1900, G Bliss), Lower Wakefield St Joseph, Navan, Pinkerton Plains St Benedict & Salisbury St Augustine Catholic, Point Sturt Church of Christ (G Bliss updated by J Yelland), Angaston Lindsay Pk and Wilmington (V Jones) Cemeteries together with some SA lone graves


Data from burial registers and/or memorial inscriptions on headstones, plaques, etc have been extracted for inclusion in this database. In some cases, headstone photographs have also been included.


The major sources of links to external burial data are Adelaide Cemeteries Authority, Australian Cemeteries, Australian Cemeteries Index, Dead Search, Forever Remembered, German Headstones in Australian Cemeteries, Gravesecrets, Headstone Transcriptions and the LGA & Councils. Thanks to Australian Cemetery Geolocations for assistance with locating several cemeteries.

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