West Terrace Cemetery

History rests here, in a place that’s very much alive to Adelaide’s needs today. The State Heritage Listed West Terrace Cemetery provides a rare opportunity to establish an everlasting resting place in one of Australia’s oldest capital city cemeteries.

There’s no better place to preserve your family history than the Wakefield Section. Set amid Adelaide’s picturesque parklands, this charming area has lush hedges and plantings of rosemary, oleander and cypress pine to create a truly peaceful final resting place in the heart of Adelaide. There’s also The Promenade full monument garden now selling and of course a limited number of premium, unused sites in the cemetery’s heritage areas.

West Terrace Cemetery is open to the public every day of the year, with a variety of guided and self-guided walking tours available to the general public. To enquire about tours at West Terrace Cemetery, click HERE

Did you know? You can pre-purchase your resting space at the historic and heritage-listed West Terrace Cemetery. To enquire about pre-purchasing a site at West Terrace please Contact Us

Generous Grace Periods

Adelaide Cemeteries offer a 25 year grace period for tenures of more than 50 years, meaning the tenure on a site won’t start until an interment takes place, or 25 years after purchase – whichever occurs first.

Interest Free Payment Plans

We know that purchasing a site can be a significant investment, that’s why we offer interest free payment plans for pre-need sites. After securing the site with a 20% deposit, the remainder can be paid off over three years with no administration fees.

Designed to reflect the heritage aura of West Terrace Cemetery, The Promenade is a premium new addition to the West Terrace Cemetery, with earth burial sites and vault sites on offer. There are beam and headstone as well as full monumentation areas available.

Located near the curator’s cottage at the West Terrace entrance of the cemetery, the architecture and plantings that comprise The Promenade give the garden its own special feeling of quiet seclusion.

The Promenade welcomes a wide choice of monument styles.

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The Wakefield Garden is situated on the northern fringe of West Terrace Cemetery and can be accessed via Wylde Road. Beautifully landscaped and featuring lush lawns, it caters for various types of interment and monumentation including the popular beam and headstone style.

The Wakefield Garden is a perfect choice for families who wish to take their place amongst the history and heritage of West Terrace Cemetery yet are looking for an option that includes lawns and landscaping, creating a distinct and quite defined area.

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Perhaps one of the least-known facts about West Terrace Cemetery is that in amongst the colonial headstones and graceful statues of the cemetery’s old heritage areas lie premium, unused sites currently available with 99-year tenure.

These sites can be found dotted adjacent to well known historical figures – Adelaide’s great families, pioneers, empire builders and politicians. With some areas dating back to the earliest years of West Terrace Cemetery, South Australian history truly does rest quietly here. Securing a space in these areas is a special investment as these sites become increasingly rare.

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Aerial View of West Terrace Cemetery South Australia

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