How to access South Australian cemetery and burial records online and in the Library.

Current cemeteries and crematoria

Details of current cemeteries, crematoria and memorial gardens in South Australia can be located in several ways. These include:

  • Search of municipality, shire or town council websites eg: A search for 'shire' and 'burra' in Google reveals the entry for the Regional Council of Goyder which encompasses the township of Burra in South Australia.
    A browse of the Regional Council of Goyder website reveals a link to 'Cemetery Records' under their 'Our Region' dropdown menu. The 'Cemetery Records' page lists seven cemeteries within the Council's area of responsibility as well a facility to search not only local cemetery records but also those from other Council areas. 
  • Alternatively you can search or locate an up-to-date list and links to Councils via the Local Government Association of South Australia website.

NB: Not all local governments or councils use the same navigation method or have the means to provide an online searching facility but their websites are always worth a look if their area of jurisdiction is where your burials of interest are located.

Adelaide cemeteries and crematoria

The Adelaide Cemeteries Authority administers four cemeteries in the Adelaide area. A Records Search facility is provided covering all four locations, ie:

Other cemeteries in the Adelaide area include:

In the Library - eResources and other

Within the Library you may access the following searchable index via eResources:

Onsite(CDROM) Lonely Graves in South Australia

Gould Genealogy: List includes solitary graves and the tiny cemeteries of former settlements, railway sidings and pastoral stations. The list is not restricted to confirmed graves but also contains suspected grave sites. Scattered ashes are not included unless a memorial has been erected in the vicinity. Other monuments and memorials are not included.

Within the Library you may request the following searchable index via our catalogue or access the information via Ancestry (Library Edition) on eResources:

Cemetery transcriptions index

Cemetery transcriptions v3.0 : index to selected M.I. transcriptions held at AIGS

Cemetery transcriptions index v. 3.0 includes the following South Australian cemeteries:

  • Andamooka, Eurambeen, Gawler, Kanyaka, Mundulla, Pancharoo, Ettrick, Springfield, Wilmington

Within the Library's Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room you may access the following items on microfiche:

Adelaide

  • Dudley Park Cemetery, Sth. Aust. [inscriptions]
    Microfiche Compartment 17; Call number mc N 909
  • West Terrace Cemetery B/R 1901-1920
    Microfiche Compartment 17; Call number mc N 896
  • West T[erra]ce. Cemetery burial register, 1921-1941
    Microfiche Compartment 17; Call number mc N 1247
  • West Terrace Cemetery burial register 1840-1900
    Microfiche Compartment 17; Call number mc N 755
  • West Terrace Cemetery cremations 1903-1959
    Microfiche Compartment 17; Call number mc N 2218
  • Monumental inscriptions of West Terrace Cemetery
    Microfiche Compartment 17; Call number mc N 895

Adelaide, Brighton

  • Brighton, S.A. cemeteries, St. Jude Church of England, Brighton, North Brighton
    General Microfiche Compartment 17; Call number mc N 908

Adelaide, Brighton (North)

  • Nth Brighton (SA) B(urial)R(egister)
    Microfiche Compartment 17; Call number mc N 907

Adelaide, Mitcham

  • Mitcham (SA) B(urial) Register
    Microfiche Compartment 17; Call number mc N 912
  • Mitcham (SA) Cemetery inscriptions
    Microfiche Compartment 17; Call number mc N 913

Adelaide, North Road

  • North Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia [inscriptions]
    Microfiche Compartment 17; Call number mc N 916

Cheltenham (SA)

  • Cheltenham Cemetery inscriptions
    Microfiche Compartment 17; Call number mc N 894

Hindmarsh

  • Hindmarsh Cemetery records, 1846-30 June, 1987
    Microfiche Compartment 17; Call number mc N 1261
  • Hindmarsh Cemetery inscriptions
    Microfiche Compartment 17; Call number mc N 892

Kadina

  • Kadina Cemetery inscriptions
    Microfiche Compartment 17; Call number mc N 914

Moonta

  • Moonta burial register 1866-1887
    Microfiche Compartment 17; Call number mc N 910
  • Moonta Cemetery inscriptions
    Microfiche Compartment 17; Call number mc N 911

Payneham

  • Payneham Cemetery, Sth. Aust.
    Microfiche Compartment 17; Call number mc N 906

Wallaroo

  • Wallaroo (SA) Cemetery inscriptions
    Microfiche Compartment 17; Call number mc N 915