Adopting a grave

Most Australian gravesites have perpetual tenure meaning the site cannot be resold or reused and are reserved for the inhabitant in perpetuity. However this is only generally true where the site was originally purchased and not provided by the state. In some cases sites do have limited tenure (of say 50 to 100 years) in which case the cemetery is free to resell the plot once tenure has expired. In this case often the remains will be removed to another location along with any headstone.