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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

Mallee Regional Debating: - September 17th
Registration is now open for this year's Mallee Regional Debating Competition to be held at St Joseph's College in Mildura. 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.

Thanks to a Commonwealth Government grant, this program is provided at no cost to participating schools.


2014 Swannie Awards: - September 11th
The 2014 Swannie Awards are approaching! Every year the DAV holds an awards night to celebrate the achievements of the best speakers in each year level and each region of our Schools Competition. This year the night will be held at Methodist Ladies College in Kew on Monday 20 October.

Students who will awarded a Swannie will soon receive a letter of invitation to attend the awards night from their debating coordinator. To respond to your invitation, please complete the online form. If you have any questions about the awards, please feel free to contact us. more...

Spring Debate Camp - September 3rd
The DAV is excited to announce that registration is now open for the Spring Debate Camp. more...

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