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Bartons was filmed on location as well as in a studio (most indoor scenes).

On this page we'll have a look at both. Some of the information previously on the Production details page has been moved here and expanded. I've also added a few more locations previously only mentioned in the text.

Enjoy!

Acknowledgements
[1] Kindly provided by Olivia Harkin from her personal collection
[4] From my own personal collection
[6] Kindly provided by Royce Craven
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Kindly provided by Rosemary Smith from her personal collection

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Copnal Court is a street in Glen Waverley, a suburb in the east of Melbourne. A lot of outdoor scenes were recorded on the street and in the front and back yards of a number of houses on the street.

Most notably, 5 Copnal Court features as the Bartons' house and is seen in most episodes. Three other houses were used as filming locations in various episodes: 2 Copnal Court for Anita's house, 6 Copnal Court for Mr Jensen's house and 10 Copnal Court for the Capaletti house.

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Map of the houses at Copnal Court. Click to enlarge.

Red outlines are the houses where filming took place. The houses were only used for outdoor shots ("O.B"); interiors shots were filmed at Ripponlea Studios (see further down this page).


Although the back yard scenes at Elly's house were shot in 5 Copnal Court's back yard, shots where Elly's tree should be visible were not. Since there was no tree in 5 Copnal Court's back yard, any scene depicting it was shot at a tree located in a nearby public park. The immediate surroundings of the tree in the park were dressed up to look like 5 Copnal Court's back yard. Clever camera work and some editing tricks made it seem the tree was in the back yard.

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Elly's tree, seen here towering over the Barton's house, is not really there.

Still from the opening scene of The Siege of Bartons' Bathroom. Digitised by me under fair use.
Olivia Harkin on the set of The Bartons

Olivia in one of Anita's outfits. She's standing in a public park somewhere in Glen Waverley, next to the tree that was used as a stand-in for the Bartons' back yard. Notice the fake fence that was used to give the public park consistency with the real back yard at 5 Copnal Court. On the set of Suspected.
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5 Copnal Court
Built in 1983, 5 Copnal Court is a bilevel family home that sits on 697 m2 of land. It has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two car garage on property. It's currently (2022) valued at $1.92 million Australian dollars, which is about €1.2 million Euros or £1 million British Pounds.20

As you can see on the Streetview below, the house hasn't changed much. Sure, the window frames, front door and garage door have had a few coats of paint applied over the years and the bushes have grown significantly. But it's still recognisable as the Bartons' house.

Fun facts: the people who owned the house in 1987, when Bartons was filmed there, lived there until 2011. The neighbours at no. 4 Copnal Court sold their house in the midst of filming. I wonder how the sightings went: "don't worry, the neighbours in this street are mostly fictitious; it's not always this loud or filled with trucks, lighting rigs and catering tables".

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2 Copnal Court
Anita's house has not changed a lot either. Again, new coats of paint have been applied and the bushes have grown, but take a look at the dried wood used at the border between front yard and side walk on this Streetview:

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Yup. Those were there in 1987, as Anita's Nature Club will now point out:

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2 Copnal Court's front yard borders as seen in
The Barton League of Bird Lovers
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Of course they looked a lot better back then.

We've seen Anita's house in a couple of episodes; mostly the front yard in The Barton League of Bird Lovers, in passing in the opening scene of Three Little Pigs and both the front- and the back yard in Bye Bye Bartons. The grass lawn where Elly ordered her Bird Lovers League heckle the Nature Club, is now a nice flower bed.

6 Copnal Court
…was mostly seen from the back and the side in many episodes, most notably The Siege of Bartons' Bathroom and Bye Bye Bartons. But we got a good look at the front of the house in Three Little Pigs and by the looks of it, it hasn't changed at all in the past 35 years. Yes, even Mr Jensen's "PA-PER HOL-DER!!" is still there in 2021:

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Left photo: still from the episode Three Little Pigs, digitised by me under fair use
Right photo: ©2021 Google; cropped for clarity source (opens Google Streetview in a seperate window)

Parking problems
Both Copnal Court and Atheldene Drive (the street adjacent to Copnal Court) were used to stage the filming and park the trucks needed. Rosemary took some pictures at the time which you can see below.

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More trucks at the set on Copnal Court.

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Copnal Court and Atheldene Drive were invaded by trucks during the filming of Bartons. Equipment handling for outside fiming ("O.B."), wardrobe, and make-up were all handled from these.

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5 & 6 Copnal Court, during a take break. On the set of Bye Bye Bartons.
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Cheltenham Oval, renamed to Jack Barker Oval in 2008, is the home turf of Cheltenham FNC. It's located in Cheltenham, a suburb in the south east of Melbourne. Pretty much all scenes in Half-time were recorded here.

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Olivia Harkin, Jennifer Jarman-Walker and Rosemary Smith, at the Cheltenham Oval. On the set of Half-time.
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The YMCA Mt. Evelyn Recreation Camp is located in a nature reserve in the very east of Greater Melbourne. Its main building served as the filming location of the Girl Guide barracks in Beautiful Beetroot.

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Compare how the building looked in the episode to how it looks today by moving the slider over the picture below. The pink circle in the side view comparison highlights one of the few elements that has survived all the changes over the past 35 years: a single tube light by the service door.

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1987 2021
Left photo: still from the episode Beautiful Beetroot, digitised by me under fair use
Right photo: ©2021 Google; cropped for clarity source (opens Google Streetview in a seperate window)

1987 2021
1987 2021
Left photo: still from the episode Beautiful Beetroot, digitised by me under fair use
Right photo: ©2021 Google; cropped for clarity source (opens Google Streetview in a seperate window)

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Olivia Harkin and Rosemary Smith on set at Mt Evelyn Recreation Camp during the shoot of Beautiful Beetroot.
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Maud Clark (Mrs Corkhum) and someone I don't recognise in make up. On location at Mt Evelyn during the shoot of Beautiful Beetroot.
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Somer's Beach is a recreational public beach located to the south of Melbourne, opposite Phillip Island. The outdoor scenes in Bartons on the Beach and some of the shots in the opening credits were filmed here.

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Cast group photo, taken during the shoot of Bartons on the Beach.

Note: matching bathers: only 1 out of 6…
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Wading through cold water.
On the set of
Bartons on the Beach.
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Century City Walk is a mall located on Springvale Road in the city center of Glen Waverley. The mall scenes in Suspected were filmed there. The Village Cinema inside the mall was also a filming location for that episode.
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Glen Waverley is a suburb in the east of Melbourne. It served as the fictional suburd of Banksiawood throughout the series. Not only is Copnal Court located in Glen Waverley, the city center (city council hall and the library) features in Mr Snoller's Black Bag and Townsend Street features in Position Vacant. All scenes of Elly in her tree, the flashback scenes in Beautiful Beetroot and some scenes in The Barton League of Bird Lovers were recorded in public parks in Glen Waverley.

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Map of filming locations in Glen Waverley. Click to enlarge.

1: Copnal Court (most episodes)
2: Townsend Street (mailbox scenes in Position Vacant)
3: Century City Walk mall & Village Cinema (mall and cinema scenes in Suspected)
4: Kingsway/Bogong Avenue roundabout, with a view of the Glen Waverley Library and Monash City Council hall (chase scene in Mr Snoller's Black Bag). The Glen Waverley Library was also used for indoor shots in that episode.

(©2021 OpenStreetMap.org; cropped and marked for clarity)


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Olivia in the purple wig. Somewhere in Glen Waverley, on the set of Suspected.
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Natasha Kenneally, Olivia Harkin and Rosemary Smith somewhere in Glen Waverley during the shoot of Beautiful Beetroot.
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Olivia Harkin on the set of The Bartons

Olivia in one of Anita's outfits. She's standing in a public park somewhere in Glen Waverley, next to the tree that was used as a stand-in for the Bartons' back yard. Notice the fake fence that was used to give the public park consistency with the real back yard at 5 Copnal Court. On the set of Suspected.
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Decomissioned in 2017, the ABC's Ripponlea Studios complex at 8 Gordon Street in Elsternwick, Victoria, was used for most indoor shots. That includes the inside of the Barton's house, the Snoller's house and other locations. Only the scenes in the library in Mr Snoller's Black Bag, the indoor scenes in Beautiful Beetroot and the indoor scenes in Half-time were not recorded here (but on location instead).

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Maureen Edwards and Olivia Harkin on the set of Pisition Vacant, Ripponlea Studios

Maureen Edwards (Ms India) and Olivia on set in the Ripponlea Studios during the shoot of Position Vacant.
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