Home side continue to squeeze the life out of the tourists in Brisbane.
Australia has taken honours again in all sessions on day three at the Gabba to have them in the box seat to win the first match of the summer.
England finished the day at 24-2 in their second innings, a massive 537 runs still needed for victory after Australia rammed home their advantage.
David Warner and captain Michael Clarke starred with the bat with the pair scoring a century each, as they blasted the England attack to all parts of the ground.
Scoreboard at the close on the third day of the first Ashes Test between Australia and England at the Gabba on Saturday:
Australia 1st innings 295 (B. Haddin 94, M. Johnson 64; S. Broad 6-81)
England 1st innings 136 (M. Carberry 40; M. Johnson 4-61)
Australia 2nd innings (overnight 65 for 0):
Chris Rogers c Carberry Broad 16
David Warner c Prior b Broad 124
Shane Watson c Broad b Tremlett 6
Michael Clarke b Swann 113
Steve Smith c Prior b Tremlett 0
George Bailey b Swann 34
Brad Haddin c Anderson b Tremlett 53
Mitchell Johnson not out 39
Peter Siddle not out 4
Extras (b4, lb8) 12
Total (7 wkts declared; 94 overs) 401
Fall of wickets: 1-67 (Rogers), 2-75 (Watson), 3-233 (Warner), 4-242 (Smith), 5-294 (Clarke), 6-305 (Bailey), 7-395 (Haddin)
Bowling: Anderson 19-2-73-0, Broad 16-4-55-2, Tremlett 17-2-69-3, Swann 27-2-135-2, Root 15-2-57-0
England 2nd innings:
Alastair Cook not out 11
Michael Carberry b Harris 0
Jonathan Trott c Lyon b Johnson 9
Kevin Pietersen not out 3
Extras (lb1) 1
Total (2 wkts; 15 overs) 24
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Carberry), 2-10 (Trott)
Bowling: Harris 5-2-7-1, Johnson 4-2-7-1, Siddle 3-1-6-0, Lyon 3-1-3-0
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Kumar Dharmasena (SRI)
TV umpire: Marais Erasmus (RSA)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)