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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.

Schools Competition
(Yr 9-12 Debating)

Debate Camp - Easter 2018

Running over three days in the Easter school holidays , the non-residental camp promises to be bigger and better than ever before! In addition to matter sessions on recurring debating themes, workshops to improve debating and public speaking skills, the camp will offer students the chance to participate in multiple debates and to receive feedback from experienced adjudicators.

The camp will offer lots of new training and activities from previous debate camps so students are welcome to attend the camp even if they have previously done so. Students will benefit from watching and critiquing an exhibition debate and attending sessions focused on improving manner and rebuttal, two of the more difficult areas to improve on.

The cost to attend will be $210 per student for the 3 day program, inclusive of lunch and morning tea.

When: Tuesday 10th April - Thursday 12th April 2018

Where: Wesley College, St. Kilda Road Campus - 577 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne

Who: Students in Years 10-12

For further information, contact the Schools Administrator, Kim Hitchcock, by emailing debater@dav.com.au.


Reistration for our winter camp is now open! Please note that there are a limited number of spaces available and students are encouraged to register early to guarantee their place.

Upon registering you will receive confirmation and an invoice within 48 hours. All payments should be finalised within a week of registration

Registration is due by 30th March 2018.


Register for Debate Camp - Winter 2018

First name:
Year level:
School Debating Coordinator:
School Debating Coordinator's email address:
Parent's email address:
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Please note that cancellations after 6th April 2018 will be charged the full registration fee. Please phone or email the office before this time if you wish to withdraw as, to assist with planning, no refunds will be offered after this date.