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.
Round 5 Draws: -
We are in the process of creating draws for the final round of the Schools Competition. Round 5 is power-paired, in accordance with the Rules for DAV Competitions. Teams will be drawn against opponents adjacent to them on the ladder, so the competition should be interesting!
Draws will be published as soon as possible following the conclusion of round four. A few factors affect the speed in which we are able to produce these draws, including finalising scores and the completion of any postponed debates. We appreciate your patience during this time and we will contact debating coordinators via email as soon as the draw for your region is available. more...
Debate Camp registration EXTENDED -
Registration for the Winter Holidays Debate Camp has been extended until Wednesday 26 June 2013.
The non-residential camp will run across three days during the winter holidays and will include matter sessions on recurring debating themes, workshops to improve practical debating skills, and daily practice debates.more...
Regsitration now open for the 2013 Junior Secondary Program (JSP) -
The DAV is excited to announce the 2013 Junior Secondary Program. The JSP is an introduction to debating for junior secondary students in years 7 and 8 and is designed to provide training in the basic skills and structure of debating whilst also giving students an opportunity to participate in three ‘friendly’ inter-school debates.
The JSP runs over four evenings in Terms 3/4 in various regions throughout Victoria, and is most suitable for students who have not participated in our Schools Competition.more...