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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.

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REMINDER - Junior British Parliamentary Registration CLOSING SOON - October 1st
Reminder that Junior BP registration closes on MONDAY 12TH OCTOBER at 4pm. Due to space restrictions, there is only a limited number of spots still available. The details of the competition are as follows:

Junior British Parliamentary Competition

Date: Sunday 18th October

Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm

Location: Princes Hill Secondary College, Arnold Street, Carlton North

You can download your registration form HERE

If you have any questions, please contact the office.


2015 British Parliamentary Competition - Senior Registration now CLOSED - August 11th
UPDATE! The DAV 2015 Senior BP competition is now at capacity and as such we cannot accept any more registrations. Please let the office know immediately (via email) if your teams are no longer able to attend, as we have a number of schools on our wait list. Thank you! Please note: Junior BP competition is still open for registration and will close Monday 12 October. From Tuesday 30th June 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 - June 26th
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...

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