Program Highlights


Camus in Northcote

Kate Stevenson   Kate Stevenson (Ela Carte) reviews Camus in Northcote, "It's a gorgeous looking space, with thoughtful food to match".

Cop car caught by confusing sign?

Is this Melbourne's most confusing parking sign? And was a police officer caught out?

Ross has found the courtroom equivalent of 'Man bites dog'

Black Sabbath.

It's about a judge with penchant for Black Sabbath.

Rumour Confirmed

Alleged burglary 'stunt'

A man has allegedly stolen a 'stunt' car from Sandown racecourse before committing a burglary at a convenience store.

Yoghurt fans in for a shock

If you're a yoghurt fan, stick to plain greek yoghurt

If you think snacking on flavoured yoghurt makes you healthy... think again.

Parenting failures with Jo Frost

Super nanny Jo Frost with parenting tips

Is it a failing of parenting that millennials are known to change jobs so quickly?

Who is Employee X?

The dirty laundry is being aired at the AOC, but Ross noted one person's keeping a low profile...

Mating kangaroos stop traffic

We now have photo evidence of today's big, important news stemming from the Rumour File: Mating kangaroos stopped traffic in Melbourne yesterday.

Australia's most well-known jingle!

It's 25 years since the first Reading Writing Hotline‚Äč jingle and it's said to be one of Australia's most well-known!

Crime wrap with Sly

Terry Carlyon and John Silvester with their Logie (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Sly wins a Logie, discusses the 100 point plan and raises concerns over firearms

Kel Glare's 100-point plan

Lots of the points get a big tick from Ross and John, who spoke to Mr Glare this morning.

This NZ boy could be the next Neil Mitchell

'Wrong, wrong, wrong.'

If Neil Mitchell ever pulls a hamstring, Ross and John know where to get his replacement.

How to find a fallen Digger

More information via

Ross and John's fascinating and emotional interview with Dennis Frank about how he found Lance-Corporal Vivian George Taylor.

Why the AFL ran out of Records

Vexed listener Merle called Ross and John with a very important question: Why wasn't there anyone selling the AFL Record before the Western Bulldogs v Brisbane match?

Hot weather halts V/Line freight

V/Line train stopping in heat has caused problems for crop distribution

The Rail Freight Alliance has renewed calls for changes to temperature controls over trains

Todd McKenney call starts a pile-on

Ross and John, both former lawyers, held a dim view of Viagogo's practices.

Rare parrots stolen

12 rare and valuable parrots were stolen from an aviary in Melbourne's south-east.

Memorial trashed with 'murder' slogan

The RSL will try to remove the graffiti in time for Tuesday's Anzac Day march.

A war memorial in Melbourne's east has been vandalised on the eve of Anzac day.

A driver's lucky escape

Dashcam footage show's driver's incredible escape from bus T-boning

Dashcam footage show's driver's incredible escape from bus T-boning

Drive-by shooting in Hampton

Drive-by shooting in Hampton

Ross and John discuss the shooting (in Burnso's old neighbourhood), the new laws and pose the question: Is it a drive-by shooting if you walk past a house?

Tregan reviews Merne at Lighthouse

Merne at Lighthouse

Tregan Borg   Tregan Borg reviews Merne at Lighthouse in Drysdale.

Justin calls Bulltish on study

Cyclists are overwhelmingly the ones who get injured or killed in crashes involving bikes.

A study out of the UK suggesting cycling reduces the risk of cancer has Justin scratching his head.

Police officer shot dead on Champs Elysee

Photo: @Portalr7

3AW Breakfast cross live to Paris for the latest.

Instant alcoholic drinks

An instant beer craze is rumoured to be sweeping the US and it's causing quite a bit of controversy.


Things adults shouldn't do


With adults banned from Melbourne's new Lego Centre without a child, we list what else they shouldn't be allowed to do.

Graphic alcohol packaging

Graphic labels on alcohol packaging, similar to those on cigarette packs, may help curb alcohol consumption.

Ando scoffs at De Goey calls

Jon Anderson.

"If you do that, what does it say to the rest of your players?"

Kate cops it from face-reader

Kate and Justin are filling in for Ross and John for the rest of this week.

She's stubborn and has a bad heart, apparently.

Cleaning up the street food capital

Officials see street food as an illegal nuisance.

Authorities in Thailand are hoping to bring order to the street food scene in Bangkok, with their sights set on banning the stalls that clutter the city.

Ride horror: Boy fighting for life

Eugene fell from the Cha Cha ride at Rye Carnival.

Further details emerge of boy's horrific fall from a ride at the Rye Easter carnival.


Garage sale rivalry

'Cheeky' locals snap up a bargain from their neighbours' garage sale, then sell it at a higher price.

An expert's warning to city eateries

The Longhorn Saloon in Carlton and the apartment next door.

Carlton's 'steak stink' pub closure only the start of problems, expert warns Melbourne pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes.

Family flee Seddon house fire

Image: Channel 9

Fire has broken out in a family home at Seddon early this morning.

Some home truths for young buyers

Sold on housing? Some young people aren't.

3AW listeners respond to provocative column from first-home buyer.

10 sec rule debate = Settled

Is it the five second or ten second rule? An Australian professor has told 3AW Breakfast, it could be much more than that...


Opening beer with paper!

Mark 'Scorcher' Davidson attempts to open a bottle of beer with a folded piece of paper.

A video tutorial has re-emerged showing how to open a bottle of beer with a folded piece of paper, Scorcher gave it a crack!

Rumour Confirmed

Coles scraps 'I'm Free' signs

The TV ad featured a female staff member using the sign suggestively.

Coles has told its supermarket staff to stop using signs declaring "I'm Free" after staff were subjected to lewd comments.

Father 'dirty' on start time

Father Kevin Dillon says "he's dirty" the AFL is starting its historic Good Friday match in the afternoon.

Revolutionary games bid

Commonwealth Games gold medalist throws his support behind Regional Victoria's revolutionary bid to host the 2030 event.


'Eggstraordinary' mistake

Fresh Eggs.

A young manager sent out to buy 500 chocolate Easter eggs has returned with 500 fresh ones.

UBER 'scam' irks passengers

Some UBER drivers have been caught out "scamming" the system.

Justin and Kate

How traffic lights work

Justin and Kate were on a mission to find out exactly how Victorian traffic lights operate.

Parental supply of alcohol

Research suggests the earlier teenagers start to consume alcohol, the more problems they will have with it in adulthood.

Beijing's new security idea

Citizen's will be rewarded for tipping off police to foreign spies.

The Beijing government is offering financial rewards for anyone who catches a potential foreign spy.

John Clarke dead at 68

Ross Stevenson has paid tribute his mate John Clarke, who has died at the age of 68.

'Dumpster diving' on the rise

Dumpster divers are dining out on the mountains of edible food being thrown away.

Stefanovic 'won't last the year'

He was once the golden boy of breakfast television, but Karl Stefanovic won't last the year as host of the Today Show, says Peter Ford.

Rumour Confirmed

Water hazard traps women

Two elderly women had to be rescued after getting stuck in quicksand at Brighton golf course last week.

Grog gripe sparks debate

An angry letter writer in the Herald Sun sparked a fierce debate about beer on 3AW Breakfast on Monday.

Tregan Borg reviews Mr & Mrs P, Bay Street Brighton

Tregan Borg reviewed the Brighton eatery for Ross and John.

The wine bar/bar/eatery was almost full on a Tuesday night, an indication that the locals have already taken well to this evening hang-out.

Stinking subway wreaks havoc

The entrance to the Campbell Arcade which has been causing a major stench

An extremely unpleasant smell has been wafting through one of Melbourne's most used subways.

rumour file

New-look postie cars coming to Victoria

Australia Post is planning to expand their trial of three-wheeled vehicles.

New three wheeled vehicles, being trialled by posties in Hobart, are heading to Victoria.

ross and john

The best slow tempo songs

The boys took nominations this morning.

Apparently songs produced in recent years are faster than ever before, so Ross and John honour some classics..

Don Rickles dead at 90

Legendary comic Don Rickles has died aged 90.

Rumour Confirmed

Deer smashes through house

Ross and John have spoken with the victim of an Alphington home invasion with a difference.

Smoky haze blankets Melbourne

Fuel reduction burn at Warneet in 2014.

Melburnians have woken to a smoke haze on the horizon, with a number of planned burns underway.

Top 50 restaurants revealed

Ben Shewry from Attica and Dan Hunter from Brae at the awards.

The world's top 50 restaurants have been unveiled at a ceremony in Melbourne.

Man loses legs, spleen, use of his right arm after white-tailed spider bite

Terry Pareja was visiting relatives in Birchip when he was bitten.

A man remains in intensive care and has had both his legs amputated following a suspected white-tailed spider bite.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Police confront driver over 'stolen' number plates

Police say they were cleared of any wrongdoing.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED: The driver of a van was followed and confronted by police, over an error related to number plates.

Fencing industry warns of dire times

There's not enough people taking up the trade.

Fencing could be a dying trade, with the industry warning of a shortage of workers.


Spot the seatbelt

The seatbelt cuts across the side-view mirror.

3AW presenter Nick McCallum caused a stir in a Channel 7 news story which appeared to show him in a car without a seatbelt.

Cooking students dropping out

Ross and John think the rise of celebrity chefs and cooking TV shows has created unrealistic expectations of what being a chef actually is.

Rubbish in the river

It's been revealed enough rubbish to fill almost 30,000 council bins was removed from the Yarra River last year.

Healthy school lunches

Costs of healthy food at school have skyrocketed amid fears it will drive children to junk food.

Bootleg booze allegations

Popular Melbourne theatre restaurant Witches in Britches has been accused of selling bootleg booze.

Rumour Confirmed

Attempted carjacking foiled

A screaming woman has foiled an attempted carjacking outside a school in Melbourne's south east.

World's Longest Lunch

Antonio Carluccio

The Godfather of Italian Cuisine tells us about hosting the world's longest lunch.

Spat over Bulldogs' fence

A spat has emerged at Malvern East over a fence painted in the Western Bulldogs' colours.

School hair 'culture attack'

Tahbisa and Grace.

Two Bentleigh Secondary College students say their culture has been attacked, after being asked to remove braids from their hair.

Taking the trash to court

Sulo 80-litre, 120-litre, 140-litre and 240-litre bins.

A debate has been taken to the Federal Court about whether a wheelie bin is considered a vehicle.

Cash and gold nuggets stolen

Four businesses have been targeted in a series of aggravated burglaries, with the offenders taking off with items including gold nuggets.

Swan Street bridge works

An artist's impression of the Swan Street Bridge.

Real time monitoring of the first day of the Swan Street bridge works shows heavy delays on Swan Street, Alexandra Avenue, Punt Road, Domain Road and Batman Avenue this morning.

Fresh appeal to find Potter

Graham Gene Potter in Tasmanian police custody in 2008.

Police have made a renewed appeal for information to track down Australia's most wanted man.

Zone for new school leaves parents angry

The zoning has surprised some parents.

The zoning for the new Beaumaris Secondary College has some local parents "up in arms" their children could miss out on a place for the so-called super-school.

A police staff member and 3AW Breakfast regular has become a victim of crime.

The steering wheel and all four wheels were gone.

Victoria Police media officer Creina O'Grady and 3AW Breakfast regular Creina O'Grady car was left looking worse for wear after it was targeted.

Grand plans for library upgrade

The State Library of Victoria is set to get a makeover.

RUMOUR CONFIRMED: The State Library of Victoria will reveal grand plans for an upgrade.

Victoria's tourism facilities 'falling behind'

Facilities at the Twelve Apostles are poor, Mr Ostermeyer has warned.

Some of Victoria's premier tourist attractions are crying out for an upgrade, Victoria's tourism chief says.

Is this note rude?

The note in question.

Ross and John brought in an etiquette expert to question whether it's ever OK to write a note and leave it unsigned.

New betting laws could 'jeopardise' on-course bookies

MP Dan Tehan says it's iconic to the spring racing carnival.

Traditional on-course bookies fear they will be sent out of business under new betting laws.

Cyclone lashes Queensland

Tropical Cyclone Debbie has hit the north Queensland coast, with winds reaching speeds of more than 250km/h.

Rumour Confirmed

Controversial toy store ban

LEGOLAND opens next month at Chadstone.

A new toy store at Chadstone does not allow adults inside its "discovery centre" without a child.


Glen Iris aggravated burglary

The Rumour File was told this morning of another terrifying home invasion in the leafy east.

Concern over Victoria's energy

Hazelwood Power Station will begin shutting down generators.

As the Prime Minister announces an investigation into rising electricity prices, Hugh is taking measures into his own hands.

Cooney laughs off rumour

Haylea Cooney.

The wife of a Brownlow medallist has laughed off speculation she'll be nominating for the AFL Women's draft.

Hero truckie stops robbery

A hero truckie and his son have been praised for attacking an armed robber at a 7-11 in Melbourne's west.

Formula 1 GP: Day 2

Neil Mitchell at the 2017 F1 GP.

All your 3AW favourites were track side on Friday at the 2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australia GP!


Police brace for brawl

Police were bracing for a youth brawl at Glen Waverley on Friday afternoon, however, it's unclear whether it ever eventuated.


Tullamarine speed change

The speed limit on the Tullamarine Freeway will be dropped to 80km/h in both directions.

Melbourne's population boom

Melbourne's population is booming, and could hit nine million by 2060.

Arrest following CBD crash

The car flipped onto its side on Bourke Street.

The man who fled the scene after allegedly crashing into a traffic light pole has been arrested.


Cat found covered in paint

Rhett the cat who was found covered in paint.

A pet cat was found covered in paint in Melbourne's western suburbs.

Four dead in terror attack

It's believed there was only one attacker involved.

Four people have been killed in a suspected terror attack in central London targeting Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.

Oldest cold case solved

Cheryl Grimmer was only three when she disappeared.

One of Australia's oldest cold case murders was solved yesterday afternoon.

Snakes come close to home

Brown Snake.

Forget the bush, snakes are coming closer to home and men are the most common victims of fatal bites.

Rumour File

Man charged following pursuit

Police pursued the man on Friday afternoon.

Victoria Police confirmed an 18 year old man has been charged following a crime spree on Friday afternoon.

America isn't that bad

US passport.

US tourism officials are here to persuade you the States isn't a bad place.

Court traumatising for victims


Sly of the Underworld says something needs to be done to make court less traumatising for victims.

Learner drivers prefer dad

Learner Driver.

Young Victorians prefer their dad teaching them to drive according to a survey.

Ross and John debate

Should plastic bags be banned?

Most listeners didn't want the ban.

Should plastic bags be banned in supermarket? Ross and John assemble a jury...


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