Two Australians evacuated to Darwin from the Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested positive for coronavirus, and those in quarantine are reportedly living in “horrendous” conditions. Six of the 180 passengers aboard the evacuation flight were isolated upon arrival yesterday, after they returned high temperatures. Today, two of those passengers have been confirmed to have […]
Neil Mitchell‘s 3AW Morning program has dominated the airwaves and set Melbourne’s news agenda for over twenty years.
He 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.
He’s a famously tricky interview subject who once walked out on an Australian breakfast TV program. So when Neil Mitchell saw a chance to interview Hollywood action star Jean-Claude van Damme, he wanted help to ensure he covered interesting ground without agitating one of the world’s most famous kickboxers. He asked the audience for help […]
Kinglake resident Anthony McMahon admits his house is definitely at risk in a bushfire. But not because of it’s location. “It could be, but it’s probably more dangerous by the fact by the rules and regulations that we face where we’re not allowed to do any burning,” he told Neil Mitchell. “It’s fairly onerous to […]
A man who assaulted three paramedics, two police officers, a PSO, a bus driver and a shop attendant has escaped jail time. Aroub Arop pleaded guilty to 44 charges for offences carried out between 2017 and 2020, including the assaults, and was handed an 18 month community corrections order. The 21-year-old, who was intoxicated at […]
Image: James Ashburner A passenger who was aboard the Sydney to Melbourne XPT train when it derailed near Wallan last night has described the scene and praised the actions of emergency service workers. James Ashburner boarded the train in Canberra and was on his way to Melbourne to visit family when the tram abruptly came […]
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
Our FROM LEFT FIELD trio rotate weekly, Tuesdays at 10am In the era of fake news and echo chambers, it’s never been more important to discuss and debate opposing views. We do that every day on the Neil Mitchell program, but Tuesdays are reserved for three of the more provocative voices in Victoria. But not […]
Fortnightly, 10am Thursdays How to sum up this segment? Truth is, we don’t know what Red’s going to bring the table on any given day, let alone try to summarise the segment! Red first entered the public eye in the 1970s as lead guitarist of Skyhooks and became a regular fixture in Australian lounge rooms […]
9.45am, every Monday Nine News sports presenter Tony Jones studied at a radio school before beginning his career in radio newsrooms in country Victoria and Melbourne’s 3AW. He joined Channel Nine Melbourne in 1986, making the move from news to sport. Jones began reading weekend sports bulletins in 1988 and moved to weeknight sports presenting […]
Grand Hotel 124 Main Street, Mornington. 5975 2001 When? February 7, 2020. www.grand.net.au VENUE: Beautiful big old pub, 160 years plus and part of the Cobb and Co. route, the Grand has grown into one of the best pubs on the Mornington Peninsula and is a perfect fit along the Main street of this southern […]
Cremorne Hotel 366 Pakington Street, Newtown. 5221 2702 When? January 31, 2020. www.thecremornehotel.com.au VENUE: In a salubrious and urbane part of Geelong is a good ol’ old pub, the Cremorne, doing what most pubs without pretension should, with a comfortable mix of food, drink and hospitality. There’s nothing here that would cause the good folk […]
Garden State Hotel 101 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 8396 5777 When? January 24, 2020 www.gardenstatehotel.com.au VENUE: Astonishing revamp of 101 Flinders Lane, heavens knows how much spent on it, the Garden State Hotel (GSH) easily sits amongst the best pubs in the CBD. Multi faceted, at ground level a very neat front bar with booths to […]
3AW/DEBORTOLI PUB OF THE WEEK 2020 Date: 24 January 2020 Preamble: Welcome to the 25th year of my presentation of De Bortoli Pub of the Week for Neil Mitchell’s Morning program. As far as can be determined, the segment started in 1990/91, and former reviewers were Shane Healy and Steve Price. The aim has always […]
It’s a tie! For the second time in three years, Tony Leonard has been unable to split the winners. THE DEBORTOLI PUB(s) OF THE YEAR FOR 2019! The Avoca Hotel, Avoca. (Pub Of The Week: October 18) A brilliant old pub in Central Victoria. A labour of love for the owner/operator with an uncompromising commitment […]
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. […]