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.
DAV Website migration -
We have recently changed the server on which the DAV website and email are hosted. We hope that this will alleviate the technical issues that we have experienced this year, but it might take awhile for your school's ISP to register the change. If you receive bounce backs when trying to email the DAV, please call the office on 9348 9477 with your query. We expect that our email should be back to normal within 24 hours. more...
2014 Senior British Parliamentary (BP) registration now open: -
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...
UPDATE: Round 5 Draws -
Due to ongoing issues with the DAV website, round 5 draws will be distributed as spreadsheet files this year. Draws will be emailed to coordinators as soon as they are available and they can also be downloaded here.
As we will be preparing these draws manually, the process will take more time than usual and we appreciate your patience. If you have not received your draw at least a week prior to your scheduled round 5 debate, please contact the DAV office. more...