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.
Primary Schools End of Year Tournament -
The second annual statewide Primary School tournament was held on Thursday 14th November. Ten teams from eight schools across the state participated. The competition was of a very high standard with only speaker points separating the top ranked teams.
Congratulations to St Joseph's Black Rock who were the overall winners!
We would also like to congratulate Niamh Griffen who was the best speaker of the tournament!more...
Junior British Parliamentary Competition Results -
The Grand Final of the Junior British Parliamentary Competition was held on Wednesday 13th October. The following teams competed:
Camberwell Grammar School 1
Melbourne High School 1
Melbourne High School 2
Scotch College 1
The topic was "That this house would ban all advertising during children's programming."
Congratulations to Scotch College 1 who were the overall winners!more...
Public Speaking Competition -
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Public Speaking Competition!
The Grand Final took place on Monday 28 October at Brighton Grammar School and saw the top ten speakers from across the state compete.
The winner was Lachlan Piper of Scotch College.
The two runners up were Elena Natsioulas of Mentone Girls Grammar School and Benji Kalkopf of Leibler Yavneh College.
We congratulate all the students who participated in the Grand Final. We would also like to extend our thanks to the Grand Final hosts, Brighton Grammar School.
Congratulations to all the students who participated in this years competition.