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.
Debate Camp registration NOW OPEN -
This year the DAV will run Debate Camps over the Easter and Winter school holidays.
The non-residential camps will run across three days and will include matter sessions on recurring debating themes, workshops to improve practical debating skills, and daily practice debates.more...
ROUND 3 - Secret and Advised topics -
During round 3, A and B grade debates have secret topics. C grade debates have advised topics.
For each of these grades, topics will be released one hour before the debate commences. (This means if your students debate at 7pm, they must arrive by 6pm to hear the topic being released).more...
Reminder: Registration due for Junior Public Speaking Competition -
Registration for the DAV's Junior Public Speaking Competition (Years 7–9) closes 5PM, Wednesday 24th April. Coordinators can register students by logging in to the DAV website.
NOTE: You can register students with names 'TBC'
NOTE: Please contact the office on 9348 9477 if you require an extensionmore...