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.
Office Closure -
As the school year wraps up, DAV office staff are working reduced hours. If you have an enquiry we recommend you email rather than call the office.
The office will be completely unattended from Friday 19 December until Monday 12 January. more...
Dates for 2015 -
An End of Year Competition update including 2015 dates and a change of contact details form was sent on Monday 1st December. If you have not received this update, please contact the office so that we can make sure we have the correct details for the 2015 coordinator at your school.
Registration packs for the 2015 Schools Competition will be emailed to member schools during the first fortnight of term one. If you have not received your pack by then, please email the DAV office. more...
British Parliamentary Competition results -
We would like to congratulate our Senior British Parliamentary Champions, and winner of the Mollie Missen Shield from St Kevin's College, as well as our top ranked Junior teams from Camberwell Grammar School, Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School, Melbourne High School, and Methodist Ladies College! more...