Welcome to the DAV Website
The DAV is a non-profit association which exists to promote debate. It is the peak debating body in Victoria and runs large competitions for adults and for schools across Victoria. It provides training and resources for debaters, teachers and adjudicators.
2015 British Parliamentary Competition - Registration now OPEN -
The DAV hosts annual BP competitions for Juniors (years 7 to 9) and Seniors (years 10 to 12). Each competition takes place over a single day, with students participating in a training session conducted by experienced British Parliamentary debaters, before taking part in a three round tournament of debates. The winning teams then compete for the title in a grand final, held on a separate day. more...
Junior Secondary Program - Registration closed -
Registration for the 2015 Junior Secondary Program has now closed. If you would like to register teams, but have been unable to meet the deadline, please contact the office as soon as possible. more...
Camberwell, McKinnon and Mt Waverley regions FULL -
The following regions of the Junior Secondary Program have reached capacity, and we will be unable to accept any further registrations for these regions: Camberwell, McKinnon and Mt Waverley more...