The State Records of South Australia has numerous burial registers and cemetery-related documention in its collections.

Use their ArchivesSearch catalogue to identify the range of material held.


The Savill Index of The Advertiser Funeral Notices 1971 – 2018

An online index hosted by the State Library of South Australia

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 'Services' 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

You may request the following CD-ROM index through the Library's catalogue for access within the Library:

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) through our eResources portal under the Browse eResources tab:


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 Family History zone you may access the following items on microfiche:


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


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


  • Nth Brighton (SA) B(urial)R(egister)
    Call number mc N 907


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


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


  • Cheltenham Cemetery inscriptions
    Call number mc N 894


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


  • Kadina Cemetery inscriptions
    Call number mc N 914


  • Moonta burial register 1866-1887
    Call number mc N 910
  • Moonta Cemetery inscriptions
    Call number mc N 911


  • Payneham Cemetery, Sth. Aust.
    Call number mc N 906


  • Wallaroo (SA) Cemetery inscriptions
    Call number mc N 915

Buried treasures : Prospect people in North Road Cemetery

Kilner, David. & Prospect Local History Group (Prospect, S. Aust.).  2009,  Buried treasures : Prospect people in North Road Cemetery (Nailsworth, South Australia) / Prospect Local History Group  Prospect Local History Group [Nailsworth, S. Aust.]

A sorrowful spot : Pioneer Park 1854-1913 : a history of Mount Gambier's first town cemetery

Southee, Christine. & Pearson, Nancye. & Mount Gambier Heritage Society.  1997,  A sorrowful spot : Pioneer Park 1854-1913 : a history of Mount Gambier's first town cemetery / by Chris Southee and Nancye Pearson  C.G. Southee, Mount Gambier Heritage Society Mount Gambier, S. Aust.

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