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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.

Each year the DAV seeks new adjudicators for the Schools Competition. If you are completing Year 12 this year, then you can always continue your involvement with the DAV Schools Competition. Even if you haven't debated for many years it is still an excellent opportunity to become more involved in debating again.

Adjudication in the Schools Competition is a challenging and rewarding way of making a contribution, and best of all, you will be paid $60 for each regional night that you attend (or up to $85 per round in outer regions).

In order to become an adjudicator, you need to attend a training seminar and complete an online test including a video debate and theory questions.

The following sessions are open for registration

  • Saturday, 13th August 2022 at 10:00am
  • Friday, 19th August 2022 at 5:00pm
  • Sunday, 21st August 2022 at 2:00pm

Unless otherwise indicated, sessions will be held at the DAV office (480 Collins Street, Melbourne). Sessions held at school venues require visitors to have a valid WWC card

Training sessions will be run online via Zoom until further notice.

Sessions will run for 3 hours.

If you are interested in attending training, please complete the form below.


Registration form

Full name:
Email address:
First preference:
Second preference:
Your registration in the session will be confirmed by email within 2 business days of submission. If you do not receive a confirmation within this time, please make contact with the office.