State Labor Deputy Premier Ben Carroll joined Neil Mitchell in studio after a 18-month-long drought of no state Labor ministers appearing on the program. He says there was no “specific” ban put in place stopping ministers from appearing on the Mornings show. “I’ve always wanted to talk to you, I think you’ve done a lot […]
Neil Mitchell is a member of the Melbourne Press Club’s Hall of Fame and one of the country’s leading journalists, having worked as a reporter and executive at The Age, an editor of The Herald, and at all three commercial television networks.
His sharp ear for the mood of his audience and his history of fighting for the battler have won him the highest journalistic awards and an AO.
But every weekday morning it’s a team effort.
The 3AW Mornings audience are Neil’s roving reporters, regularly calling in with breaking news and important tip-offs.
Sometimes they call to help interview the Prime Minister.
Sometimes they call for a laugh or a cry.
Sometimes they just want to let Neil know he’s wrong.
But it’s always about what Melbourne’s talking about.
Each week, Neil’s Most Valuable Player is awarded to the best caller or contributor to the program.
All weekly winners will go into Neil’s end-of-year draw, more here.
Neil Mitchell finished up as 3AW Mornings host this morning and had a final message to his listeners and everyone who has been involved in his career. “It is genuinely a privilege,” he said. Press PLAY to hear his final message Press PLAY to hear his final sign-off as 3AW Mornings host Press PLAY below […]
Wayne Gatt has weighed in on Neil Mitchell’s final radio campaign and shared some nice words on Neil’s last day. He says the police have a “vested interest” in making sure people are safe on the roads. “These parliamentary committees do good work … good ideas fall out of them,” he told Neil Mitchell. Press […]
As Neil Mitchell finishes up in his role as Mornings host after 34 years, one caller reminded him of his impact on families! Steven told of his father who would give advice based on what Neil had said during his program that day, it left such an impact on them, they got a cake inspired […]
Industrial strikes continue at the docks with the Maritime Union seeking a 27.5 per cent pay rise from DP World, but small businesses are caught in the middle with no way to get their stock. Owner of Vanders Mirrors in Geelong, Zoe Smith, says while she supports the strikes, she still can’t access products which […]
It’s October 8, 1999. The internet is still pretty new, and the scammers are a bit more old-school. But, other than the form of communication, the tactics are very recognisable. “Every now and again we are sent copies of an international rort that’s been going on for a while,” Neil Mitchell tells his audience on […]
Australia’s women cricketers have already won the Ashes, and now they’re determined ram their ascendancy home. Click PLAY above to hear Neil Mitchell interview Australian captain Meg Lanning ahead a series of T20 matches. (Image: Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
Professor Jordan Peterson hasn’t been in public life for long, but now he’s made it in a big way. A clinical psychologist from Canada, he burst onto the scene with a YouTube video arguing against legislation that could force people to use made-up pronounces for transgender people. Eighteen months later, he has become something of […]
A former principal of an orthodox Jewish school in Elsternwick facing 74 charges of child sexual abuse has been arrested in Israel after 10 years fighting extradition. Malka Leifer, who was the principal of Adass Israel School, fled Australia in 2008 after the allegations surfaced. She was arrested in Israel in 2014, but she was […]
IN THE AFFIRMATIVE: Denis Nelthorpe, CEO of the Western Community Legal Centre, and an Adjunct Professor in the College of Law & Justice at Victoria University. AGAINST: Neil Mitchell. Click PLAY above to listen. “(No conviction) is a very sort of strange phrase, and it’s being misrepresented.” – Denis Nelthorpe
157 Moray St, Sth Melbourne Phone: 9690 4511 When? 24 November 2023 www.bellshotel.com.au VENUE The ending is just the beginning repeating. So sang Chris Cheney from Melbourne rock legends The Living End and appropriate today as the last pub review in Neil Mitchell’s show was indeed the first that I had the good fortune to […]
81 Commercial St., Korumburra Phone 5655 1024 When? 3 November 2023 www.korumburrahotel.com.au VENUE What a sweet old-fashioned pub is the Middle, Korumburra, some 120kms from town that is so beloved with locals and visitors alike that it has been awarded the AHAs People’s Choice Award in Victoria for the past two years. Consider this: Korumburra, […]
4 King Valley Road, Whitfield Phone: 5729 8270 When? 17 November 2023 www.mvhotel.com.au VENUE The Mountain View Hotel, Whitfield, in the majestic King Valley, is one of Victoria’s pub treasures. Owned and operated by the Pizzini Family (one of only two families to run over its 100 plus year life) is testament that a pub […]
462 Chapel St., Sth Yarra Phone: 9827 7788 When? 27 October 2023 www.bridieoreillys.com.au VENUE Bridie O’Reilly’s (BOR) is a beautiful, quaint Irish themed pub in Chapel St, South Yarra, that has traded successfully for the best part of three decades and in keeping with a timeless modern business dictum, it is a case of KISS. […]
21 High Street, Trentham Phone: 5424 1516 When? 20 October 2023 thecosmopolitanhotel.com.au VENUE A decade has passed since visiting the Cosmopolitan (Cosmo) Hotel and the only thing that has really changed is the desirability of this gorgeous Central Victorian town, Trentham. Screamingly popular and around 80 minutes from Melbourne, Trentham deserves a beautiful looking pub […]
Federal Labor MP Bill Shorten has hit out at the “anonymous hoons” who vandalised his office this morning with the words “Dial Down The Apartheid Bill”. It comes after Shorten’s interview with Neil Mitchell last week on 3AW, when he told protestors to “dial down the agro” in relation to the ongoing war in the […]
RED HOT TIP CONFIRMED The state opposition is pushing to reinstate move on powers for Victoria Police. Shadow attorney-general Michael O’Brien will today introduce a bill calling for police and PSOs to regain the move on powers they exercised before 2015. Press PLAY below to hear what the state opposition is proposing “We can’t have […]
Neil Mitchell received a red hot tip of fake corpses wrapped in bags covered in fake blood with the sign above saying “Free Palestine” on High Street in Epping. Scroll down to view Neil Mitchell address the fake corpses (GRAPHIC WARNING) The tip was confirmed with fake bodies seen outside of MP Andrew Giles’ office […]
A Free Palestine protest has caused traffic chaos on the roundabout of Epsom Road, Ascot Vale Road and Racecourse Road. Caller Phillip alerted 3AW Mornings to the protest, and he claimed the traffic isn’t moving at all. Press PLAY to hear him talk through what is happening Image: Supplied
RED HOT TIP CONFIRMED Thousands of patients at The Alfred have had their medical records accessed in a massive security breach and the hospital’s CEO admits he “can’t guarantee” there aren’t other ongoing data breaches the hospital is currently unaware of. More than 7000 medical records — including test results, clinicians notes, names, dates of […]
Click PLAY above for full interview, her first in the 3AW studio with Neil Mitchell. Victorian Greens leader Samantha Ratnam has spruiked the virtues of multi-party governments in response to questions about forming a coalition with the Labor party. The party has new muscle after winning the seat of Northcote from the ALP in Saturday’s by-election. […]