Ava Gilbert
Occupation Student
Gender Female
Family Justin Morgan (father)
Nina Gilbert (mother)
Brian Gilbert (stepfather)
Koby Lee (grandfather, deceased)
Kate Lee (grandmother, deceased)
Tori Morgan (aunt)
Brody Morgan (uncle)
Mason Morgan (uncle)
Raffy Morrison (aunt)
Beth Cullen (great-grandmother)
First Appearance 8 December 2016
Portrayed by Grace Thomas

Ava Gilbert-Lee is the daughter of Justin Morgan and Nina Gilbert. She's the niece of Tori Morgan, Brody Morgan, Mason Morgan and Raffy Morrison. She's also the granddaughter of Justin's deceased parents, Koby and Kate Lee. She lives in a house in the city with her mother.


Ava was born to Jack Lee (Justin) and Nina Gilbert, when her parents were in a relationship. But when Justin and his family were in danger, they went under witness protection and Justin had no choice, but to leave Nina to raise their daughter on her own. In order to keep Ava safe, Justin had leave Ava until the witness protection is over. Justin and his siblings moved out and move to Summer Bay. Ava hasn't seen her father in seven years. But during under protection, Justin kept an old video of him playing with baby Ava.


While Ava is walking home from school with her friend, she notices Justin leaving his cap behind on a bench and returns it to him. Justin realises that she is his daughter when she enters Nina's house. Weeks later, Ava turns up at Justin's house, having left the city on a bus. She asks Justin if he is her father and he confirms that he is.

Ava bonds with Justin's fiancée Phoebe Nicholson and his sister Raffy Morrison. Ava was later seen playing at the beach with Justin and Raffy. Ava's step-father Brian Gilbert comes to collect her and gets into an argument with Justin, causing her to run off. Phoebe ran after her. Ava is struck by Patrick Stanwood's car. Brian later allows Justin to spend time with Ava. When Nina and Brian go away for a few days, Ava comes to stay with Justin and bonds with Scarlett Snow