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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)
MonashAsianStudies

Monash Asian Studies Debate Competition

A debating competition open to students from Years 10-12, run by the DAV in conjunction with the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University. The topics will focus on contemporary issues relevant to Asia.

The competition will consist of three preliminary rounds and a final. Details for the 2022 competiton will be published early in 2022.

Schools may enter up to one team in this competition (with an option to enter a second team if there is space).


Regsitration will open in 2022.

  • A flyer with a list of topics and other information will be published in 2022.
  • If you have any enquiries about the competition, please email jonathan.benney@monash.edu or the DAV office.