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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.

Latest DAV News

Schools Competition Playoff Rounds: - August 12th
The Schools Competition finals series has begun, with the first of two playoff rounds taking place next Wednesday evening at Northcote High School. Some teams will be required to attend one or both playoff rounds - to check whether your team is required at playoffs, please refer to the following documents:


Draws for the first playoff round and a draft draw for the second playoff round were emailed to school coordinators on Wednesday 14 August and are now available on the DAV website.


Benalla Regional Debating - July 31st
The DAV is happy to announce a new regional debating program to be held at FCJ College in Benalla. This program is open to students in years 7 - 10 and includes a training afternoon for inexperienced debaters, followed by a one day round-robin tournament.

The training session will be held on Thursday 21 August from 1.00 pm until 3.00 pm and the competition day will be held on Monday 8 September from 9.15 am until 3.00 pm.

Registration for the program closes on Monday 18 August. For more information, please download a Registration Pack. more...

2014 Senior British Parliamentary (BP) registration now open: - July 16th
The Senior BP Competition is open to students in years 10-12 and offers students an opportunity to engage in a different style of debating. This year's competition will be held at St Kevin's College in Toorak on Sunday 31 August from 9.00 am until 4.30 pm. For more information about BP Debating, the competition and how to register, please refer to our BP page. Registration for the competition closes at 5pm Monday 18 August. more...

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