The meteor that lit up Melbourne skies earlier this week was not actually Melbourne’s meteor at all. Thousands of Melburnians saw the the spectacular light show early Wednesday morning and many more were left fascinated by video footage of the event. New footage sent to the Neil Mitchell program from listener Darren gives one of […]
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.
A staggering 131 people have lost their lives on Victorian roads so far this year, a 54 percent increase on the same time last year. A week out from a major road safety summit to address the state’s rising road toll, Victorian Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Jaala Pulford, joined Neil Mitchell to outline […]
AFL boss Gillon McLachlan has poured cold water over the possibility of a “wildcard weekend” any time soon. The concept, which would see clubs that finish 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th on the ladder face off for the remaining two spots in the top-eight, has gained traction in the media this week after it was […]
The Australian Lawyers Alliance are calling for an overhaul of drug driving laws and changes to roadside drug testing, which they say are unfair. Greg Barns, spokeperson from the Australian Lawyers Alliance, told 3AW’s Neil Mitchell that current legislation punishes people whose driving is not affected by drug use. “You could have a person who […]
Melbourne’s CBD ground to a halt today as a group called Extinction Rebellion hits the streets. Hundreds of climate change activists staged a climate rally on the steps of State Parliament at midday, followed by a march through the city where they staged mass “die in” on the corner of Bourke Street and Swanston Street. […]
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
FIRST with NEIL MITCHELL The Police Association has revealed public response times are part of a wishlist it will carry through the 2018 Victorian election campaign. Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory are the only police forces that don’t have response time targets. New South Wales officers have a target of attending to 80 per […]
Related: Andrew Bolt was Milo’s MC, and he considered walking out Far-left protester Ezekiel Ox has accused police of unnecessary violence at last night’s Kensington clash in a confused and erratic appearance on 3AW. Neil Mitchell’s attempt to interview Ox ended in him hanging up. OX: “Guess what Neil? I’ve gotta go!”. *HANGS UP* NEIL: “Oh, […]
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 […]
Union Club Hotel Corner Gore & Webb Streets, Fitzroy 9417 2926 When? March 22, 2019 www.unionclubhotel.com.au VENUE: The Union Club is one of those pubs that when you walk in your first thought is ‘can I have one of these in my suburb?’. What strikes you is how quiet the street is with its proximity […]
3AW’S DeBORTOLI PUB OF THE WEEK 2019 Preamble: Starting from February 1 on Neil Mitchell’s program about 11.45am each Friday, the Pub Of The Week is presented by me for the 24th year. The segment has been part of his program since 1990, with previous reviewers Shane Healy and Steve Price. Many thanks to our […]
Bleakhouse Hotel 97 Beaconsfield Parade, Albert Park 9690 4642 When? March 1, 2019 www.bleakhousehotel.com.au * (website to be completed) VENUE: Welcome back. The Bleakhouse, formerly the Beach, has returned with a bang. This pub, much loved and named after the adjacent lane, (no Dickensian reference) covers a vast area; centrally located is the large square […]
The Rogue Squire Cnr. Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill. 9562 5699 When? March 8, 2019. www.jamessquire.com.au/brewhouses/the-rogue-squire VENUE: Next door to the Wheelers Hill Hotel (same site), the double storey Rogue Squire has been transformed from an old, large TAB that no doubt housed many a punter before the trek to VFL Park Waverley on a […]
Heathcote Inn 9 Hunter Place, Heathcote. 5433 2409 When? February 22, 2019 www.heathcoteinn.com.au VENUE: More fitting a country Inn rather than strictly a pub, nonetheless, there’s a bit happening here and is to be enjoyed. In no particular order, there’s a delightful bar made from timber to suit a small gathering of punters, through a […]
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. […]