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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

Regional Debating Competition - Benalla registration OPEN - August 4th

Registration is now open for the Benalla Competition - Download the registration pack.

Dates and Venues are still being confirmed for the Border, Mallee, Moama and Kilmore competitions.

If you would like to host a regional debating competition at your school, please contact us at debater@dav.com.au for more details.


2015 British Parliamentary Competition - Senior Registration now CLOSED - August 11th
UPDATE! The DAV 2015 Senior BP competition is now at capacity and as such we cannot accept any more registrations. Please let the office know immediately (via email) if your teams are no longer able to attend, as we have a number of schools on our wait list. Thank you! Please note: Junior BP competition is still open for registration and will close Monday 12 October. From Tuesday 30th June The DAV hosts annual BP competitions for Juniors (years 7 to 9) and Seniors (years 10 to 12). Each competition takes place over a single day, with students participating in a training session conducted by experienced British Parliamentary debaters, before taking part in a three round tournament of debates. The winning teams then compete for the title in a grand final, held on a separate day. more...

Junior Secondary Program - Registration closed - June 26th
Registration for the 2015 Junior Secondary Program has now closed. If you would like to register teams, but have been unable to meet the deadline, please contact the office as soon as possible. more...

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