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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 - Regions at Capacity - February 8th
Please note the following regions are now at capacity and we are unable to take any more school registrations in these regions: - Caulfield (at Caulfield Grammar School) more...

Training Sessions Available now - January 29th

Adjudicator Training

We have opened 4 new Adjudicator training sessions;

Saturday, 20th February 2016 (FULL)
Sunday, 21st February 2016
Saturday, 27th February 2016
Saturday, 12th March 2016

To book into one of these sessions please visit the Adjudicator Training page

Teacher In-service

Reminder that registration for the 2016 Teacher In-service closes on the 17th February, 2016. Sessions available at this in-service in "Advanced Debating Strategy" and "Principles of Adjudication". To register, please go to the Teacher In-Service page.

Debating Incursions

You can arrange for a DAV accredited trainer to attend you school to present your debating students with an "Introduction to Debating" training session is available for the special price of $60 (p/hr for up to 12 students) in February and March. If you would like to book this session, or any other training or adjudicating services, please go to the Training and Adjudicator Services page


DAV Office re-opening - January 19th

The DAV Office has re-opened for 2015 in our new CBD location.

At present, all our contact details remain the same, but out relocation means that we will not have our telephone and internet connectivity properly set up until the end of the week.

Please bear with us if you encounter delays in correspondence. We will be sending the 2016 registration pack on Wednesday 27th January.


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