Secret Home and Away filming location revealed: 'Amazing'

Members of the cast headed to Vaucluse to film Justin Morgan's court case.

Home and Away famously shoots year-round in Palm Beach on the Northern Beaches in Sydney, but the soap occasionally uses other locations for particular storylines. Recently, Summer Bay’s Justin Morgan (James Stewart) was arrested for assaulting a man he believed had harmed his daughter Ava Gilbert (Annabel Wolfe).

Recent episodes showed Justin’s court case playing out, with his girlfriend Leah Patterson (Ada Nicodemou) and her nephew Theo Poulos (Matt Evans) distraught over his potential sentencing. While he managed to avoid a prison sentence, the garage owner was ordered to take an anger management course and complete 500 hours of community service.

L: Home and Away's Leah looking shocked. R: Leah and Roo on Home and Away at the courthouse
Home and Away recently filmed at a grand venue in Sydney. Photo: Seven

Ada recently shared an emotional scene that was filmed outside the courthouse. In the scene, Theo tearfully admits that he ‘stuffed up’ his testimonial, leaving Leah to spiral about what will happen to her boyfriend.

The scene ended with Leah being comforted by her good friend Roo Stewart (Georgie Parker) as the severity of the situation dawned on her.

“Loved filming this storyline as we were directed by the amazing Ian Hughes. Please check it out this week and let me know what you think,” she wrote in the caption.


Some viewers were wondering where the courthouse location was located, with a fan revealing it took place at Strickland House in Vaucluse, Sydney.

Strickland House in Vaucluse on Home and Away
The courthouse scenes were filmed at Strickland House in Vaucluse. Photo: Seven

The historic building is a popular filming location, with Aussie director Baz Luhrmann using it as a backdrop for Australia. It has also been seen on screen in reality shows Farmer Wants A Wife and The Apprentice.

The price to hire the venue for a wedding is $760, or $1060 for three hours if alcohol is served or you require vehicle access. Each additional hour will set you back $100, but producers may have spent more than this to secure it for the soap.

Home and Away at the Scheyville Camp Precinct in Sydney
Justin's counselling storyline was filmed at the Scheyville Camp Precinct in Sydney. Photo: Seven

“Thank you for taking the time to find it. It looked amazing,” one fan gushed.

“I went there as a child,” another added, while a third said it was “interesting”.


Another viewer also revealed that Justin’s counselling meetings took place at the Scheyville Camp Precinct in Sydney. The former military camp looked striking onscreen, with the fan saying they knew the location instantly.

“I recognised it straight away. It’s just up the road from where I grew up,” she said.

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